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Anaphylactoid reaction to corticosteroid: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3985425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been suggested that corticosteroids can cause allergic reactions including anaphylaxis. Thirty-five patients have been reported to have anaphylaxis-like reactions following exposure to hydrocortisone in topical and parenteral preparations. We describe a further case of a nonatopic woman who developed urticaria during intravenous infusion of hydrocortisone. A review of the literature reveals that IgE-mediated immediate hypersensitivity has not been definitely proven in any case. We conclude that the clinical manifestations occasionally experienced after receiving hydrocortisone are most likely pseudoallergic reactions.
J S Peller; E J Bardana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of allergy     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0003-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Allergy     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-15     Completed Date:  1985-05-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372346     Medline TA:  Ann Allergy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / chemically induced*
Drug Hypersensitivity / etiology
Hydrocortisone / adverse effects*
Injections, Intra-Articular
Middle Aged
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