Immune Responsiveness to β Lactam Antibiotics

  • Janet M. Dewdney
  • Beverley Weston
Part of the Chemotherapy book series (CT, volume 4)


It is now well established that the penicillins and the cephalosporins, the two main groups of antibiotics containing a β lactam ring stimulate in man and in experimental animals a specific immunological response (for recent reviews see Schwartz 1969, Parker 1972, Schneider 1970).


Migration Inhibition Factor Allergic Patient Penicillin Allergy Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis Lactam Ring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet M. Dewdney
    • 1
  • Beverley Weston
    • 1
  1. 1.Beecham Pharmaceuticals Research DivisionBetchworth, SurreyUK

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