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Severe vancomycin-induced anaphylactic reaction

Department of Rheumatology, Kaunas University of Medicine
Department of Theoretical and Clinical Pharmacology, Kaunas University of Medicine
Kaunas 2nd Clinical Hospital
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Medicina 2010, 46(1), 31;
Received: 24 March 2009 / Accepted: 4 January 2010 / Published: 9 January 2010
Vancomycin is widely used against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, but it is associated with many adverse effects such as nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, gastrointestinal disturbances, blood disorders, and two types of hypersensitivity reactions – an anaphylactoid reaction known as “red man syndrome” and anaphylaxis. We report a case of a 23-year-old man who developed a vancomycin-induced anaphylactic reaction in the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection.
Keywords: vancomycin; anaphylaxis; side effects; case report vancomycin; anaphylaxis; side effects; case report
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Kupstaitė, R.; Baranauskaitė, A.; Pileckytė, M.; Sveikata, A.; Kaduševičius, E.; Muckienė, G. Severe vancomycin-induced anaphylactic reaction. Medicina 2010, 46, 31.

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