True: PCN Allergy Rare

This study of 500 patients with a reported PCN allergy, who all underwent skin testing, found that only 4 had a + skin test, 4 had an objective reaction to oral testing, and 15 had a subjective reaction to oral testing (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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