Penicillin allergy is an abnormal reaction of your immune system to the antibiotic drug penicillin. Penicillin is prescribed for treating various bacterial infections. Common signs and symptoms of penicillin allergy include hives, rash and itching. Severe reactions include anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition that affects multiple body systems. Research has shown that penicillin allergies may be over-reported — a problem that can result in the use of less-appropriate and more-expensive antibiotic treatments. Therefore, an accurate diagnosis is needed when penicillin allergy is suspected to ensure the best treatment options in the future. Other antibiotics, particularly those with chemical properties similar to penicillin, also can result in allergic reactions. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. The study will also provide an estimate of the proportion of Kenyan children with severe pneumonia who fail treatment with a single antibiotic. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U. Case management for the treatment of childhood acute respiratory infections has been widely promoted in many developing countries for over 20 years. This study seeks to determine whether clinical outcome following initial treatment of severe pneumonia with oral amoxicillin is as effective as the current standard benzyl penicillin. Despite this, pneumonia continues to claim over 1.5 million lives of children under five annually. The use of affordable, easily-administered, safe, effective treatments can potentially reduce the burden of childhood pneumonia. The WHO recommends the use of a single antibiotic for the treatment of severe pneumonia. Whereas in Asia, evidence from large randomized clinical trials has changed policy recommendations for treatment of severe pneumonia from parenteral penicillin to oral amoxicillin, there is little evidence to inform a similar move in African children where pneumonia is associated with poorer outcomes.
Testing the susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus to antibiotics by the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method – antibiotics diffuse from antibiotic-containing disks and inhibit growth of S. aureus, resulting in a zone of inhibition. Jan. 2017. Amoxicillin ist ein Breitband-Antibiotikum. Es wird der Gruppe der Aminopenicilline zugeordnet, die im Vergleich zum klassischen Penicillin G.