Oral vancomycin desensitisation to treat Clostridium difficile infection in a vancomycin allergic patient

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/567066
Title:
Oral vancomycin desensitisation to treat Clostridium difficile infection in a vancomycin allergic patient
Authors:
Mahabir, Shanti; Lim, Ren Y; Fitzpatrick, Fidelma; Magee, Colm; Keogan, Mary
Citation:
World Allergy Organization Journal. 2013 Sep 30;6(1):16
Issue Date:
30-Sep-2013
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1939-4551-6-16; http://hdl.handle.net/10147/567066
Abstract:
Abstract The prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is increasing worldwide. Oral vancomycin is an effective and frequently used treatment. However, patients with CDI who are allergic to intravenous vancomycin cannot receive oral vancomycin due to the risk of anaphylaxis if given the oral form. We present a case where oral vancomycin desensitisation was used to successfully treat a vancomycin allergic patient with recurrent CDI.
Language:
en
Keywords:
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE; INFECTION CONTROL; ALLERGIES

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dc.contributor.authorMahabir, Shantien
dc.contributor.authorLim, Ren Yen
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Fidelmaen
dc.contributor.authorMagee, Colmen
dc.contributor.authorKeogan, Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-17T09:04:35Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-17T09:04:35Zen
dc.date.issued2013-09-30en
dc.identifier.citationWorld Allergy Organization Journal. 2013 Sep 30;6(1):16en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1939-4551-6-16en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/567066en
dc.description.abstractAbstract The prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is increasing worldwide. Oral vancomycin is an effective and frequently used treatment. However, patients with CDI who are allergic to intravenous vancomycin cannot receive oral vancomycin due to the risk of anaphylaxis if given the oral form. We present a case where oral vancomycin desensitisation was used to successfully treat a vancomycin allergic patient with recurrent CDI.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen
dc.subjectALLERGIESen
dc.titleOral vancomycin desensitisation to treat Clostridium difficile infection in a vancomycin allergic patienten
dc.language.rfc3066enen
dc.rights.holderMahabir et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en
dc.date.updated2015-08-14T13:26:45Zen
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