Centre for Antibiotic Allergy and Research @ Austin Health

Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health - 145 Studley Road Heidelberg, Melbourne, VIC 3084, Australia

+61394964572

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Antibiotic allergy testing and translational allergy diagnostics

Antibiotic allergy testing and translational allergy diagnostics

Antibiotic allergy testing and translational allergy diagnosticsAntibiotic allergy testing and translational allergy diagnosticsAntibiotic allergy testing and translational allergy diagnostics
Better Care Victoria Supported Program

Better Care Victoria Antibiotic Allergy De-Labelling Program

Additional Information

The Better Care Victoria Antibiotic Allergy Discovery and De-labelling Program commenced at Austin Health and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre on the 21st of Jan 2019 with a mission to discover 4000 patients with an antibiotic allergy and directly "de-label" over 400 patients in a two year period.


The program aims to identify low risk patients reporting a penicillin allergy that can undergo successful oral challenge utilizing a published protocol or direct removal of the allergy from the record in the setting of a known reported drug side effect.


More information on the protocol from our published pilot can be found in the following manuscript- Trubiano et al.  The Safety and Efficacy of an Oral Penicillin Rechallenge Program in Cancer Patients. Open Forum Infectious Diseases  2018 Nov 17;5(12):ofy30 

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Further information and resources are available 

Antibiotic Allergy De-labelling Program - Further Info

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ANTIBIOTIC ALLERGY ASSESSMENT TOOL

The validated beta-lactam allergy assessment tool adapted from Devchand et al.  J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Mar;7(3):1063-1065.e5 

ANTIBIOTIC ALLERGY INFORMATION SHEET

An information sheet for medical staff about the key factors around antibiotic allergy 

antibiotic allergy patient brochure

A patient information sheet