penicillin allergy

Biochemistry Pharmacology

Therapeutic Use of Enzymes

Enzymes are the extremely selective biocatalysts synthesized by living cells. Therapeutic enzymes are those enzymes which can be used medically either isolately or adjunctly with other therapies with the purpose of treatment of various diseases safely. Use of these enzymes as drugs for the treatment of medical problems forms the basis for “Therapeutic use of […]

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Penicillin anaphylaxis
Dermatology Medicine Pharmacology

Penicillin Anaphylaxis : A Dreaded Drug Reaction

Penicillin or Beta lactam antibiotics are commonly associated with drug reactions which are immunologically mediated reactions. Why does penicillin anaphylaxis occur? The core structure Beta lactams consists of a reactive bicyclic B lactam ring that acts as a hapten by covalently binding to tissue carrier proteins. 95% of tissue bound penicillin is found to be […]

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