Identification and Management of Perioperative Anaphylaxis

The most commonly involved agents in perioperative anaphylaxis are NMBAs, antibiotics, antiseptics, latex, and dyes However, any medication or substance the patient comes into contact with perioperatively can be a potential cause. The primary risk factor is a previous perioperative anaphylaxis or allergy to the medications or substances used in the procedure.

Anaphylactic reactions during anesthesia may be life-threatening events and are a result of the medications or substances used for anesthesia or surgery. The incidence of anaphylactic reactions during procedures or surgery has shown,wide variations from 1 in 1,250 to 1 in 20,000. The mortality is higher than from other causes of anaphylaxis and ranges from 3% to 9%. The primary risk factor for intraoperative anaphylaxis is a history of a reaction during procedures or surgery.

Volcheck GW, et al Identification and Management of Perioperative Anaphylaxis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Sep-Oct;7(7):2134-2142. Full Text for Emory Users

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