So You Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? You're Probably Not

So You Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? You're Probably Not

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Prisoner Strikes, Penicillin Allergies, Megalodons

Episode: Prisoner Strikes, Penicillin Allergies, Megalodons

  • 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?

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