I need a desensitization protocol for penicillin in a patient awaiting heart transplant for a cardiomyopathy. She had swelling as a teenager to penicillin. She may need penicillin after receiving the transplant so will undergo antibiotic desensitization if needed once she undergoes the transplant.

Thank you for your inquiry.

Below you will find links to two excellent protocols for penicillin desensitization.

CDC suggested protocol

UIC college of pharmacy

Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.


Phil Lieberman, M.D.

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