Dictionary of Allergies .. Aztreonam
Aztreonam is a monocyclic Î²-lactam antibiotic which appears to lack cross-reactivity with other classes of Î²-lactams. In vitro studies have demonstrated cross-allergenicity between aztreonam and ceftazidime, a third generation cephalosporin which is the only drug with the same side-chain. Patients with allergic reactions to aztreonam should not be given ceftazidime, because the reactions are due to its side-chain.
PÃ©rez Pimiento, A. Et al : Aztreonam and ceftazidime: evidence of in vivo cross-allergenicity. Allergy1998:53:624-625
Γκέλης Ν.Δ. - Λεξικό Αλλεργίας - Εκδόσεις ΒΕΛΛΕΡOΦΟΝΤΗΣ - Κόρινθος 2013
Gelis Ν.D. - Dictionary of Allergies - VELLEROFONTIS Publications - Corinth 2013