The Patient With A History of Anaphylaxis

  • Kenneth J. Abrams


A 50-year-old woman with a medical history significant for essential hypertension was admitted for total abdominal hysterectomy for uterine leiomyomata. Her surgical history revealed cholecystectomy 5 years previously under general anesthesia without complications. Medications included atenolol 50mg b.i.d. and hydrochlorothiazide 50mg o.d. with potassium supplementation. She had a history of allergy to shellfish and seasonal rhinitis, but there were no known drug allergies. Prior exposures to penicillins were without incident.


Anaphylactic Reaction Drug Allergy Anaphylactoid Reaction Intradermal Testing Uterine Leiomyomata 
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