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What Patients are Reading: Penicillin Allergy and Post-Op Infection

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US News & World Report covered a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, “The Impact of a Reported Penicillin Allergy on Surgical Site Infection Risk.” The study concluded that patients who reported a penicillin allergy and received alternative perioperative antibiotics had a 50% increase of a surgical site infection. Records examined in the study included patients who received hip or knee replacement surgeries. Full story.

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