Author(s): Noormalin A, Shahnaz M, Rosmilah M, Mujahid SH, Gendeh BS
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Abstract We report a 7 year old girl who developed ipsilateral left facial swelling immediately after lignocaine injection. Skin prick test showed positive reaction to pure 2\% lignocaine hydrochloride and to lignocaine oral dental gel. Specific Immunoglobulin E (Ig E) to lignocaine was detected. Lignocaine is a commonly used anaesthetic agent mainly as local anaesthesia. However type I hypersensitivity to lignocaine is rare and there have been very few cases reported in the literature.
This article was published in Trop Biomed
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access