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Ann Allergy. 1989 Sep;63(3):235-8.

Cimetidine in the treatment of refractory anaphylaxis.

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Allergy/Immunology Section, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Abstract

After preoperative intubation and administration of intravenous cefuroxime, a 48-year-old white female developed anaphylactic shock that was refractory to the usual therapeutic measures but was responsive to treatment with intravenous cimetidine. Beta-lactam sensitivity was subsequently confirmed by skin testing. Cimetidine, which antagonizes arterial H2 receptors, may be useful in the treatment of anaphylaxis refractory to the usual resuscitative measures.

PMID:
2774306
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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