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Black tongue associated with penicillin therapy. For another view of this patient’s condition, see PHIL 22317.
Additional Information:
”Before prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics to a patient thought to be penicillin-allergic, evaluate the patient for true penicillin allergy (IgE-mediated), by conducting a history and physical, and when appropriate, a skin test and challenge dose.”

For more on the topic of penicillin allergenicity.

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Creation Date:1964
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Links:CDC – Is it Really a Penicillin Allergy?; Evaluation and Diagnosis of Penicillin Allergy for Healthcare Professionals
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