oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Ornipressin for the treatment of adrenaline-resistant anaphylaxis - : case report

Volume 27, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Anaphylaxis is defined as "a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and might cause death" and involves the respiratory and/or cardiovascular system. Adrenaline is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis. In rare cases, anaphylactic shock may not respond to adrenaline. We report on a patient who developed intraoperative anaphylaxis that did not respond to treatment with intravenous adrenaline, but subsequently responded to ornipressin.

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