oa South African Medical Journal - Allergic reaction to dextran : case history report

Volume 26, Issue 48
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A case report is given of a severe allergic reaction following the administration of 60 c.c. dextran intravenously. Some observations on allergenic and antigenic reactions reported in the literature are reviewed, and it is suggested in conclusion that greater caution should be exercised in the use of dextran.

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