Subconjunctival cephalosporin anaphylaxis

A. M. Berrocal, J. S. Schuman

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This case describes a patient who developed a systemic anaphylactic reaction to a subconjunctival injection of cephalosporin. The patient did well, but required intensive therapy, including airway intubation. She had a history of penicillin allergy. Even 50 mg of cephalosporin antibiotic injected locally can produce a life threatening anaphylactic reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-80
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 13 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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