Allergic reaction to an amide local anesthetic in segmental epidural analgesia.


A very serious case of anaphylactoid reaction to bupivacaine occurred during epidural analgesia. A rise in complement 3 activation products and a decrease in immunoglobulin E were observed, while bupivacaine toxicity was ruled out by normal serum concentration. Severe maternal hypotension, and a sudden decrease in the fetal heart rate were detected… (More)


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