Active substances: Amoxicillin
Popularity: Third most commonly prescribed drug between — U. Only IgE antibodies have been demonstrated to the minor determinants. When contact is made with the antigen, IgE antibodies present on mast cells and basophils degranulate releasing various mediators, including histamine, prostaglandins, leukotrienes and others.
Histamine release increases capillary permeability, and stimulates bronchial smooth muscle and nerve endings.
While sensitivity to the major determinant can cause an anaphylactic reaction, sensitivity to the minor determinants are more closely associated with that allergic manifestation 135. Manifestations include a Coombs-positive non-acute hemolytic anemia and usually occur in a small percentage of patients receiving increased doses in intravenous penicillin for a prolonged period of time 192.
The anemia is reversible upon drug discontinuation. A serum sickness-like syndrome can occur 1-3 weeks after the start of penicillin therapy or even after drug discontinuation and can manifest as rash, fever, arthralgia, and lymphadenopathy 210.
The syndrome will diminish when the drug is completely cleared from the body. Delayed hypersensitivity, or Type IV, reactions can also occur with exposure to penicillin.
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Contact dermatitis can occur secondary to skin exposure. Acute interstitial nephritis can occur with any penicillin but is most commonly associated with methicillin and it is believed to be caused by a Type IV reaction.
Renal insufficiency can occur, along with hematuria, eosinophilia, eosinophiluria, and proteinuria. This effect is usually reversible upon drug discontinuation 139. Traditionally, atopic individuals were believed to be predisposed to development of a penicillin allergy.