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Anaesthesia. 1985 May;40(5):420-3.

Some predisposing factors to hypersensitivity reactions following first exposure to Althesin.


Three possible factors predisposing to Althesin hypersensitivity, namely total dose, method of administration, either by bolus dose or infusion, and pregnancy have been studied in patients receiving the drug for the first time. Of 137 patients given Althesin, four exhibited clinical signs of mild hypersensitivity, while C3 conversion alone, indicative of a subclinical reaction, was seen in a further six patients. No reactions were observed in two control groups in whom anaesthesia was induced with thiopentone. Neither the total dose nor method of administration appeared consistently to influence the incidence of reactions, but eight of the ten patients producing an altered response to Althesin were pregnant.

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