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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers|
|State||Published - Feb 13 2001|
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