Suspected recurrent anaphylaxis in different forms during general anesthesia

Imanishi, Hirokazu; Kitamura, Akira; Maruyama, Kouichi; Ariyama, Jun; Nakagawa, Hideyuki; Nishibe, Shinichi; Hayashida, Masakazu; Usuda, Yutaka
January 2010
Journal of Anesthesia;2010, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p143
Academic Journal
We report on a patient who presented with recurrent severe shock during general anesthesia. The patient was a man scheduled for lung surgery whose first attack was a coronary spasm, which was followed by a second shock with severe bronchospasm and hypotension 4 weeks later. An elevated serum tryptase concentration was observed, and subsequent skin testing revealed negative reactions to some drugs administered in this case. This case serves to alert anesthetists to the possibility of some different forms of allergy and highlights the importance of rigorous investigation of all the reagents and phenomena.


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