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Table 10 The role of basophil activation test in the diagnosis of immediate type drug hypersensitivity to betalactam antibiotics

From: 7th Drug hypersensitivity meeting: part two

  Penicillin
20 % (n = 13)
Aminopenicillins
38 % (n = 24)
Cephalosporins
42 % (n = 27)
Total
100 %(n = 64)
positive in vivo results and negative BAT 23 % (n = 3) 17 % (n = 4) 11 % (n = 7)
negative in vivo results as well as absence of specific IgE and positive BAT 15 % (n = 2) 17 % (n = 4) 22 % (n = 6) 19 % (n = 12)
positive in vivo results and positive BAT 8 % (n = 2) 4 % (n = 1) 4.5 % (n = 3)
positive in vivo results, positive specific IgE and negative BAT 4 % (n = 1) 1.5 % (n = 1)
negative in vivo results and negative BAT 62 % (n = 8) 54 % (n = 13) 74 % (n = 20) 64 % (n = 41)