penicilloyl-polylysine

penicilloyl-polylysine

(pen?i-sil'o-il?pol?i-li'sen?)
The major antigenic determinant of penicillin. It is used in skin testing for penicillin sensitivity.

Patient care

When it is injected intradermally into a sensitive person, an allergic reaction occurs within 20 min. Tested patients should be monitored for wheals, hives, angioedema, or anaphylaxis.

Synonym: benzylpenicilloyl polylysine

penicilloyl-polylysine

prepared from polylysine and a penicillic acid, it is used as a diagnostic agent; intradermal reaction elicits a wheal and erythema response in those sensitive to penicillin.
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Hem ENDA hem de Amerika Alerji Astim Immunoloji Akademisi beta laktamlarla olusan hizli reaksiyonlann tanisinda penicilloyl-polylysine (PPL) ve minor determinant kansimi (MDM) ile deri prik testinin ilk sirada oldugunu belirtmektedirler (32).