IgE-Mediated Reaction to Local Anaesthetics

Kartal O., Gulec M., Caliskaner A. Z., Sener O.

JCPSP-JOURNAL OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PAKISTAN, vol.23, no.2, pp.152-153, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Local anaesthetics (LAS) are essential agents in daily practices of dentistry, minor surgery and dermatology. Although they have an impressive history of safety and efficacy, LAs also have the potential to produce adverse events, which are mainly of non-immune nature. The true IgE-mediated allergies are quite rare, but are more considerable in terms of ability to cause life-threatening outcomes. In this report, we present a case of IgE-mediated systemic reaction to LAs occurring during epidural anaesthesia for Cesarean section.