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May 1970

Fixed Eruption Due to Penicillin Allergy

Author Affiliations

Hanover, NH

From the Division of Dermatology, Dartmouth Medical School (Dr. Clendenning), and the Hitchcock Clinic-Hospital (Drs. Dennison and Clendenning), Hanover, NH.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(5):594-597. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000050098015

A patient exhibited a fixed allergic reaction to penicillin and reacted to tests with two penicillin antigens only at the site of the clinical reaction. This site was one of a preexisting chronic superficial fungous infection.

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