Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 93–94 | Cite as

Hydrocortisone anaphylaxis: A new case report

  • N. Corominas
  • J. M. Mañé
  • C. Codina
  • M. A. Paz
  • J. Ribas
Practice/Case Reports


In this report we describe a case of a nonatopic patient who developed an anaphylactoid reaction immediately after receiving intravenous hydrocortisone. The patient recovered after reanimation techniques and intravenous administration of atropine, epinefrine and plasma expanders. Although allergic reactions to corticosteroids appear to be rare there are a few case reports in the literature. This case is presented to draw the attention of clinicians to the occasional hazard of intravenous corticosteroid preparations, specially hydrocortisone.


Anaphylaxis Hydrocortisone Injection, intravenous Side-effects 


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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Corominas
    • 1
  • J. M. Mañé
    • 1
  • C. Codina
    • 1
  • M. A. Paz
    • 1
  • J. Ribas
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmacy serviceHospital Clinic i ProvincialBarcelonaSpain

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