Report of oral clarithromycin desensitization

Natasha Elizabeth Holmes, Marisa Hodgkinson, Claire Dendle, Tony Korman

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Antibiotic hypersensitivity can lead to significant morbidity, mortality and suboptimal treatment options. Rapid desensitization induces temporary immunological tolerance in a host with type 1 hypersensitivity reaction.We report a case of oral desensitization to clarithromycin. To our knowledge, this is the first protocol published for desensitization to macrolides.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323 - 324
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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