Q – Tips: Vancomycin

Q – Tips: Vancomycin

Vancomycin is a strong antibiotic that has found a great utility in treating serious drug resistant infections.  Generally it is a safe choice, but in a small percentage of patients it can cause a severe systemic allergy.

New research has discovered that a gene called HLA-A 32:01 is the factor predisposing to this allergic response.


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