TITLE

penicillin allergy

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1619
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "penicillin allergy" is presented. This term denotes a hypersensitivity to penicillin which is present in 0.5 to 8 percent of the population. The most common and potentially dangerous reactions are the type I reactions mediated by immunoglobulin E. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
ACCESSION #
21239877

 

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