One of the most used cephalosporin in clinical practice is ceftriaxone. Anaphylaxis due to theadministration of ceftriaxone is considered a rare event. Here, we report a case of fatalanaphylactic shock after the administration of ceftriaxone in a child who had tolerated the drug inpast exposures. The allergic pathogenesis is sustained by the clinical data (short time betweenthe inoculation of the drug and the onset of the symptoms; past exposure to the same moleculeand probable sensitization) and the postmortem examination findings (polivisceral congestion andintense eosinophilia found in the histological examination).
|Numero di pagine||2|
|Rivista||Pediatric Emergency Care|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Emergency Medicine
Milone, L., Ventura Spagnolo, E., Imbesi, S., Cafeo, V., Navarra, M., Calapai, G., & Gangemi, S. (2016). FATAL ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK CEFTRIAXONE-INDUCED IN A 4 YEAR-OLD CHILD. Pediatric Emergency Care, 32, 32-33.