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Article
July 1989

An Unforeseen Complication of Home Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Infectious Diseases, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Ill.

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(7):1603-1604. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390070117018
Abstract

• Increasing pressure to cut the length of hospital stay has resulted in a large number of patients receiving home parenteral antibiotic therapy. We present a case of an immediate allergic reaction in a penicillin-sensitive spouse of a patient receiving parenteral mezlocillin sodium therapy. A seminal level of 42 μg/mL of mezlocillin was documented by bioassay.

(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:1603-1604)

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