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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 221-222

Ranitidine-induced perioperative anaphylaxis: A rare occurrence and successful management

1 Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Shekhar Neema
Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (EC), Kolkata, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.178832

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Perioperative anaphylaxis is a rare and catastrophic event. Anaphylaxis during perioperative period changes the entire management plan for the patient. Since a large number of drugs are administered to the patient during the short span of time, it becomes difficult to identify the culprit drug. This has an impact on the management of the patients who have to undergo surgery. Ranitidine is considered a safe drug used in perioperative period; however, rarely it can lead to perioperative anaphylaxis. We present one such case of ranitidine-induced perioperative anaphylaxis which was successfully managed by early diagnosis and avoidance of drug.


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