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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.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health
About: Penicillin allergy more prevalent in women
Date: 15 November 2004
Source: Reuters Health
Author: Anthony J. Brown
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