Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017
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What are some treatments available to children who have an allergy to penicillin? Has anything changed over the years?
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What are some treatments available to children who have an allergy to penicillin?
Has anything changed over the years?
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Primary Terms: children, penicillin, allergy
Additional Concept: last 5-10 years...
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penicillin • "beta lactam" • "b-lactam"
"amoxicillin"..."all the other *cillins"
children • kids • youth • juveniles
"negative reaction" • allergy • hives
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