Journal article

Management of suspected immediate perioperative allergic reactions: an international overview and consensus recommendations.

Lene H Garvey, Pascale Dewachter, David L Hepner, Paul Michel Mertes, Susanna Voltolini, Russell Clarke, Peter Cooke, Tomaz Garcez, Anne Berit Guttormsen, Didier G Ebo, Philip M Hopkins, David A Khan, Peter Kopac, Mogens Krøigaard, Jose Julio Laguna, Stuart Marshall, Peter Platt, Michael Rose, Vito Sabato, Paul Sadleir Show all

Br J Anaesth | Published : 2019

Abstract

Suspected perioperative allergic reactions are rare but can be life-threatening. The diagnosis is difficult to make in the perioperative setting, but prompt recognition and correct treatment is necessary to ensure a good outcome. A group of 26 international experts in perioperative allergy (anaesthesiologists, allergists, and immunologists) contributed to a modified Delphi consensus process, which covered areas such as differential diagnosis, management during and after anaphylaxis, allergy investigations, and plans for a subsequent anaesthetic. They were asked to rank the appropriateness of statements related to the immediate management of suspected perioperative allergic reactions. Stateme..

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