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