Intraoperative Severe Anaphylaxis Due to Gelofusine in a Patient Undergoing Elective Prostatectomy: Case Report

Amad Hania

Abstract


Anaphylaxis due to colloid plasma expanders is a recognized but rare life-threatening complication in patients. It is seen most commonly in patients in perioperative setting, with no history of allergy, whom receive colloid plasma expanders for the first time to maintain adequate blood pressure during surgery. A case of a 64-year-old male undergoing elective prostatectomy, who develops severe anaphylaxis and urticaria, 30 minutes following gelofusine infusion, is presented in this report. The diagnosis of anaphylaxis secondary to gelofusine was confirmed by skin prick testing in the immunology department.




J Med Cases. 2014;5(10):554-556
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc1924w


Keywords


Anaphylaxis; Colloid; Gelofusine; Skin prick testing; Urticaria; Allergy

Full Text: HTML PDF
 

Browse  Journals  

 

Journal of Clinical Medicine Research

Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics

 

World Journal of Oncology

Gastroenterology Research

Journal of Hematology

 

Journal of Medical Cases

Journal of Current Surgery

Clinical Infection and Immunity

 

Cardiology Research

World Journal of Nephrology and Urology

Cellular and Molecular Medicine Research

 

Journal of Neurology Research

International Journal of Clinical Pediatrics

 

 
       
 

Journal of Medical Cases, monthly, ISSN 1923-4155 (print), 1923-4163 (online), published by Elmer Press Inc.                     
The content of this site is intended for health care professionals.
This is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted
non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Creative Commons Attribution license (Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International CC-BY-NC 4.0)


This journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals,
the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines, and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

website: www.journalmc.org   editorial contact: editor@journalmc.org
Address: 9225 Leslie Street, Suite 201, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 3H6, Canada

© Elmer Press Inc. All Rights Reserved.