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A rare case of anaphylaxis to bowel prep: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21882787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are commonly utilized as a bowel prep prior to colonoscopy. They are generally well-tolerated, and reports of allergic reactions are rare. A recent search of the literature reveals only 4 prior reported cases of allergic reactions and only 1 other case of anaphylaxis. We report a second case of anaphylaxis following the ingestion of PEG solution, making this the fifth reported case of an allergic reaction to PEG bowel prep.
Authors:
Julia A Savitz; Steven J Durning
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  176     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  944-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Naval Medical Center, Department of Medicine, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA.
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