Allergic reaction to ortho-phthalaldehyde following flexible laryngoscopy.

  title={Allergic reaction to ortho-phthalaldehyde following flexible laryngoscopy.},
  author={Kimberly Atiyeh and Ajay E Chitkara and Stratos Achlatis and Ryan C. Branski and Milan R. Amin},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={125 10},
Flexible laryngoscopes are common outpatient surveillance tools. Cleansing of these scopes between patients must be quick, effective, and safe. One sterilant that largely meets these criteria is ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA); however, infrequently, patients may develop allergic reactions to it. We present three cases of patients who developed significant allergic reactions following repeated laryngoscopic examinations. Subsequent intradermal allergy testing confirmed sensitivity to OPA. In… CONTINUE READING
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