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RFP Journal of Dermatology

Volume  2, Issue 1, January - June 2017, Pages 31-36

Case Report

Anaesthetic Management of a Patient with Known Latex Allergy and Hypersensitivity to Multiple Drugs

Talib Khan*, Rayees Najib**, Arvin Preet***, Zulfikar Ali*, Syed Amer Zahoor****, Shaqul Qamar Wani*****, Iram Ali******

*Assistant Professors **Senior Resident ***Post Graduate Scholar ****Additional Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, SKIMS, Soura, J&K, India. *****Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Radiation Oncology, SKIMS, Srinagar, J&K., India. ******Registrar, Deptt. of Pediatrics GMC, Srinagar, G&K, India.

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The first case report of natural rubber-associated allergic reaction was described in Germany in the year 1927: a case of latex associated allergy by type I or immediate hypersensitivity [1]. Despite the increase of latex associated allergy in general population, severe anaphylactic reactions during some surgical procedures are still rare; however, they are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Up to now, natural latex rubber is still the second most common cause for anaphylactic reactions during anesthesia [2]. Prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of patients affected by this event represent a big challenge for anesthesiologists. The objective of this report was to describe the anesthetic management of a patient with known latex allergy and associated allergy to multiple drugs, food and fibres and to take measures to prevent life threatening allergic emergencies.

Keywords: Anaphylaxis; Contact Dermatitis; Latex Rubber

Corresponding Author : Rayees Najib, Senior Resident, Department of Anesthesia and Critical, Care, SKIMS, Srinagar, J&K.190005.