Evaluation and management of pediatric drug allergic reactions

Brett L. Buchmiller, David A. Khan

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Drug allergy is a common reason for consulting an allergist. Determining whether a particular drug is involved can be accomplished with a careful history and physical examination, knowledge of the common and idiosyncratic reactions of the drugs in question, and selective skin testing. If a drug reaction is suspected, alternatives exist to allow continued appropriate treatment. A practical approach to the pediatric patient is outlined along with a general discussion of common drug allergic reactions encountered in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-409
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Allergy and Asthma Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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