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Table 2 Strong arguments for allergy referral.

From: Quality of penicillin allergy management in the intensive care unit and internal medicine ward

Argument Number of patient (n=172)
Allergy to a non beta-lactam antibiotic 37 (22%)
Immunosuppressive treatment 15 (9%)
Chronic disease (COPD, CKD on dialysis, complicated diabetes) 85 (49%)
Admitted for acute infection 72 (42%)
Planned surgery 49 (28%)
Any 128 (74%)
Any and survived hospitalisation 97 (56%)