PRACTICE. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT... Allergic-type reactions to radiographic contrast media

Baerlocher, Mark O.; Asch, Murray; Myers, Andy
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, p1328
Academic Journal
The article offers information regarding allergic-type reactions to radiographic contrast media. It states that radiographic contrast media may cause either allergic-type or induced nephropathy. The risk factor of allergic-type reactions include atopy, dehydration, and existing renal disease. Patients with previous allergic-type reactions to contrast media can seek premedication drugs such as 50 mg of prednisone and 50 mg of diphenhydramine before the administration of contrast media.


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