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Alfredo F Gei, Luis D Pacheco, James W Vanhook, Gary D V Hankins
BACKGROUND: Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening, acute, and severe systemic reaction that occurs after the reexposure to a specific antigen. This immunoglobulin E-mediated process is the result of the action of basophils and mast cell mediators, causing severe brochospasm, laringospasm, angioedema, urticaria, and cardiovascular collapse. CASE: We present a case of anaphylactic shock during labor secondary to administration of ampicillin for group B streptococcus prophylaxis...
December 2003: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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