Chlorhexidine Allergy: Mild Allergic Reactions Can Precede Anaphylaxis in the Healthcare Setting

Morten Schjørring Opstrup, Lene Heise Garvey

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Chlorhexidine can cause severe immediate-type allergic reactions such as urticaria, anaphylactic shock or, even, cardiac arrest. We report the case of a patient who developed perioperative anaphylactic shock caused by chlorhexidine 1 year after a postoperative urticarial reaction, which was assumed not to be significant at the time. This case highlights the importance of identifying mild allergy symptoms after exposure to chlorhexidine at the pre-anaesthetic assessment to prevent more severe allergic reactions in future.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)342-344
Antal sider3
TidsskriftTurkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Vol/bind47
Udgave nummer4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2019

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