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J R Soc Med. 1993 March; 86(3): 156–158.
PMCID: PMC1293907

Management of service personnel with a history of penicillin allergy: discussion paper.


A false label of penicillin allergy may have important consequences for wartime medical evacuation. This article outlines the antibiotic protocol for war wounds, the current status of tests to diagnose true penicillin allergy and suggests a strategy for the management of personnel with a history of such allergy.

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