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Chest. 1998 May;113(5):1417-9.

Coronary artery spasm complicating anaphylaxis secondary to skin disinfectant.

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Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium.

Abstract

We report a patient in whom presumed vasospasm of an angiographically normal coronary artery led to severe transmural myocardial ischemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which an allergic reaction to locally applied chlorhexidine caused such a severe reaction.

PMID:
9596330
DOI:
10.1378/chest.113.5.1417
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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