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Scripps Expert Sheds Light on Penicillin Allergies

Doctor tells Healio allergy label is seldom accurate

Penicillin being prescribed

Doctor tells Healio allergy label is seldom accurate

John Kelso, MD, an allergist at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, was recently interviewed by Healio Internal Medicine about several allergy issues, including how to evaluate patients who have been classified as being allergic to penicillin.

Dr. Kelso said most patients who have been labeled as "penicillin allergic" should not be classified that way and that most could be "de-labeled" through skin tests.

Watch the video on Healio Internal Medicine: Majority of "penicillin allergic" patients can be de-labeled

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