PPP001: Antibiotic Allergies with Dr Jason Trubiano
In the first episode of the Purple Pen Podcast, Jane and Dan talk to Dr Jason Trubiano, ID Physician and co-ordinator of antibiotic allergy services at Austin Health and Peter Mac.
We talk to Jason about:
- the incidence of cross-reactivity between penicillins and cephalosporins: it's all about the side chains
- the importance of taking a good allergy history: knowing the individual medicine that caused the reaction, rather than the class, is more useful
- the role of rechallenge and testing: who can be safely re-challenged
Trubiano JA, Worth LJ, Urbancic K, Brown TM, Paterson DL, Lucas M, et al. Return to Sender: the need to re-address patient antibiotic allergy labels in Australia and New Zealand. Internal medicine journal. 2016.
Trubiano JA, Chen C, Cheng AC, Grayson ML, Slavin MA, Thursky KA. Antimicrobial allergy 'labels' drive inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing: lessons for stewardship. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy. 2016;71(6):1715-22.