Anaphylaxis to levofloxacin.

  title={Anaphylaxis to levofloxacin.},
  author={P. Dewachter and C. Mouton-Faivre},
  journal={Allergologia et immunopathologia},
  volume={41 6},
  • P. Dewachter, C. Mouton-Faivre
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Allergologia et immunopathologia
  • 55-year-old woman without prior history of drug allergy, cheduled for cataract surgery, received oral levofloxacin 500 mg) for antibiotic prophylaxis. Within minutes after evofloxacin intake, she experienced sneezing and palmolantar pruritus followed by generalised pruritus along with acial, lingual and pharyngeal angio-oedema and subsequent yspnoea. These clinical signs were followed by digestive i.e. vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhoea) and cutaeous (generalised erythema) signs. Surgery… CONTINUE READING