So You Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? You're Probably Not
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined
- Aug 30, 2018 9:00 pm
- 14:34 mins
Guest: Kimberly Blumenthal, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard University, Antibiotic Allergy Researcher, Massachusetts General Hospital Did you know that 90% of people who think they are allergic to penicillin, actually aren't? And that misunderstanding places them at much higher risk for serious, drug-resistant infections. If penicillin is one of the most effective antibiotics available, why are so many people avoiding it unnecessarily?