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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving the Evaluation and Management of Penicillin Allergy
Principal Investigator:

Ann Borzecki

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: August 2020 - January 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $78,584
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Reported penicillin allergies are present in 10% of the US population, with higher rates in hospitalized and older patients; rates up to 16% have been found in VA nursing home patients. However, fewer than 10% of patients are found to be truly allergic based on skin testing and most patients can safely receive penicillin. The consequences of being labeled as penicillin allergic include use of broader spectrum antibiotics which can result in more treatment failures, more adverse effec...

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