Penicillin and cephalosporin allergy

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

May 2014 Volume 112, Issue 5, Pages 404-412

Overall Purpose:
Participants will be able to demonstrate increased knowledge of the clinical treatment of allergy/asthma/immunology and how new information can be applied to their own practices.

Accreditation: The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee Members:

Michael E. Pichichero, MD (Author)

Michael S. Tankersley, MD (CME Series Editor)

Gailen D. Marshall, Jr, MD, PhD (Editor-in-Chief)

Target Audience

Physicians involved in providing patient care in the field of allergy/asthma/immunology

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the component structures of penicillin and ampicillin accounting for allergy and the relationship of chemical structure of penicillins and cephalosporins in predicting cross reactivity
  • Discuss the predictive value of penicillin, ampicillin and cephalosporin skin testing for identifying patients at risk for subsequent allergic reactions
Additional information
Disclosure: 

G.D. Marshall has received research grants from Amgen, AstraZeneca, and National Institutes of Health (NIH). M.E. Pichichero, M.S. Tankersley, and R. Zagursky have nothing to disclose. Reviewers and Education/Editorial staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Both approved and unapproved/investigative uses of various antibiotics are discussed.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2014
Course expires: 
04/30/2016
Cost:
$0.00

Michael E. Pichichero, MD; and Robert Zagursky, PhD

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2014
Course expires: 
04/30/2016

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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