alexa False Latex Allergy and Allergy Work-up in a Child Undergoing General Anesthesia
ISSN: 2161-0665

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Case Report

False Latex Allergy and Allergy Work-up in a Child Undergoing General Anesthesia

Silvia Caimmi1, Davide Caimmi1*, Simonetta Mencherini2, Mara De Amici1 and Gian L Marseglia1

1Department of Pediatrics, Allergy Unit, University of Pavia, Italy

2Division of Anesthesiology, University of Pavia, Italy

*Corresponding Author:
Davide Caimmi
Department of Pediatrics
Allergy Unit, University of Pavia
Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo
P.le Golgi, 2-27100 Pavia, Italy
Tel: +39 0382 987585
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: August 16, 2013; Accepted Date: November 20, 2013; Published Date: November 22, 2013

Citation: Caimmi S, Caimmi D, Mencherini S, Amici MD, Marseglia GL (2013) False Latex Allergy and Allergy Work-up in a Child Undergoing General Anesthesia. Pediat Therapeut 3:180. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000180

Copyright: © 2013 Caimmi S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Perioperative immediate hypersensitivity reactions represent rare but not negligible complications during surgery, even in a pediatric environment. Latex is the first cause of hypersensitivity reactions during anesthesia in children. We present the case of a 10 years old asthmatic boy who was labeled as allergic to latex, after an anaphylactic shock occurring right after a general anesthesia. A proper allergy work-up allowed us to rule out such a diagnosis and to precisely advise the anesthesiologist and the surgical team on how to perform a safe intervention on this patient.

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