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Surgical site infection risk increased in patients who reported a penicillin allergy

KEY POINT

Patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures who reported a penicillin allergy were at a 50% increased odds of having a surgical site infection, according to results of a retrospective analysis published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

SOURCES

Blumenthal KG, et al. The impact of a reported penicillin allergy on surgical site infection risk. Clin Infect Dis. 2018;66(3):329–36.