VOLUME 37 | ISSUE 4 | JULY-AUGUST 2017

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Successful desensitization to radiocontrast media in two high-risk cardiac patients

Mona Al-Ahmad,a Tito Rodriguez Bouzab

From the aDepartment of Microbiology, Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine, Safat, Al Asimah, Kuwait; bDrug Allergy Unit, Department of Allergy, Al-Rashed Allergy Centre, Sulaibikhat, Kuwait

How to cite this article:

Al-Ahmad M, Bouza TR. Successful desensitization to radiocontrast media in two high-risk cardiac patients. Ann Saudi Med 2017; 37(4): 333-335.

DOI: 10.5144/0256-4947.2017.333

Abstract

Hypersensitivity reactions to radiocontrast media (RCM) are common and in severe cases may present a challenge for treating physician in cases when premedication fails or the patient presents with severe comorbidities. We describe two cases in need of radiocontrast media after a severe reaction on previous exposure to iohexol. One presented anaphylactic reaction to RCM despite premedication and another presented with angina. Both cases were treated with a desensitization protocol to iodixanol. In conclusion, desensitization to radiocontrast media may be considered in patients with previously unsuccessful premedication and/or severe acute comorbidities. 

 

SIMILAR CASES PUBLISHED: 14

 

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