Penicillin Allergy: Common Misdiagnosis


Around 10% of Canadians report a penicillin allergy, yet less than 1% actually experience adverse effects. Many misdiagnoses occur early in life, confusing infection symptoms with allergic reactions. Most people outgrow the allergy, and accurate diagnosis is crucial to avoid unnecessary use of stronger antibiotics, which can lead to resistance and other side effects.

Abstract Written By:
Denson Natividad
June 24, 2024

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