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Penicillium mold allergy does NOT mean a penicillin allergy by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am I have been asked many times if a positive allergy skin test to the mold Penicillium means that the patient is also allergic to Penicillin, the antibiotic. The answer is no. The mold Penicillium chrysogenum (also known as Penicillium notatum ) secretes the antibiotic Penicillin into the space outside its cells. The goal is to kill ordinary bac ... Read on »
A New Novel About Penicillin in World War Two by Jim Pinkerton Posted Mon 21 Jun 2010 12:00am Lauren Belfer has just published a new novel, , about the development of penicillin during the early days of World War Two, when development of the drug was a vital national security issue, as well as a matter of compassion and humanitarian relief. And of course, today, seven decades later, nothing has changed.  Our ability to win ... Read on »
The Penicillin Skin Test by Dr. Lawrence Kindo Posted Tue 06 Dec 2011 10:10pm Penicillin was a historically revolutionary drug. It was the first prescribed antibiotic for syphilis, streptococci and staphylococci infections. Though some viruses have over time developed resistance to penicillin, it is still preferred over wide spread antibiotics for some ailments. This jump-started research into anti ... Read on »
Penicillin Doses For Children Should Be Reviewed by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 16 Dec 2011 11:32pm A team of scientists and clinicians, led by researchers at King’s College London and St George’s, University of London, are calling for a review of penicillin dosing guidelines for children, that have remained unchanged for nearly 50 years. The call comes as a study published in the British Medical Journal indicates some children may not be ... Read on »
Busting the myth: The 10% cephalosporin-penicillin cross-reactivity risk by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Aug 2012 6:01am To give or not to give a cephalosporin in penicillin-allergic patients? I remember back to my days in pharmacy school when I learned that there was approximately a 10% risk of cross-reactivity, if a cephalosporin was given to a penicillin-allergic patient. They probably said something about the risk being less with 3rd and 4th generati ... Read on »
MIA 2012: Campagna JD, et al. The use of cephalosporins in penicillin-allergic patients: a literature review. J Emerg Med. 2012 by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 01 Jan 2013 4:28pm Bottom Line For patients with penicillin (PCN) allergies, it is safe to administer third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins (CPN) with no fear of cross reaction.  Use of first- and second-generation CPN should only be avoided when the penicillin antibiotic shares structurally similar R1 side chains.  Why It’s Impo ... Read on »
Penicillin is an excellent treatment structured be useful to take care of hydrosalpinx infections by winter1101 Posted Sat 31 Aug 2013 6:12pm Chlamydia is often Silent in Women. Given that they don't have any symptoms, numerous them may avoid choosing what you think is going to be extremely painful treatment. Reassure them how the treatment solutions are simple. It is deemed an insidious disease, and even though no symptoms are apparent, it could have devastating long term results ... Read on »
Penicillin bug genome unravelled by Rudy S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Sep 2008 2:47pm Fascinating new discovery Link: BBC NEWS | Health | Penicillin bug genome unravelled. It is hoped that uncovering the genome of Penicillium chrysogenum will boost the development of new antibiotics to overcome problems of resistance Read on »
Chicken Soup: "Jewish Penicillin" to the Rescue as My Body Clamors to Kill the Lyme Disease by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 3:12pm Recently, now that I've been feeling the horrific after-affects of an uninvited, infected tick, which took to me a few weeks ago (not sure where) and gave me this debiliating Lyme disease -- I wrote about it here -- I've been having the strangest food cravings -- for meat and lots of fish. (My cravings are for grass-fed, antiobiotic-free mea ... Read on »
I'll have the filet mignon, with a side of penicillin, please. by Melissa Bastian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 04 May 2009 5:26pm I've been trying to do some research on allergic reactions to residual antibiotics in meat and dairy products. I know for a fact that it happens, but for some reason I can't find any real scientific studies on it. Or, maybe correct that - any that I don't have to pay over $30 to get. (Side rant - why does a certain segment of the scientific comm ... Read on »