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Penicillin allergy more prevalent in women

Penicillin allergy is much more prone in women compared to men. In a small study, nearly 5 times more women than men had a penicillin allergy. Other studies show that 90% of people who claim they have an allergy don't have one when tested.

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About: Penicillin allergy more prevalent in women

Date: 15 November 2004

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Anthony J. Brown

URL: http://olympics.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=6818014

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