Anesthesia in the patient with multiple drug allergies: are all allergies the same?

@article{Dewachter2011AnesthesiaIT,
  title={Anesthesia in the patient with multiple drug allergies: are all allergies the same?},
  author={Pascale Dewachter and Claudie Mouton-Faivre and Mariana C. Castells and David Lerner Hepner},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={320-5}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW During the preoperative evaluation, patients frequently indicate 'multiple drug allergies', most of which have not been validated. Potential allergic cross-reactivity between drugs and foods is frequently considered as a risk factor for perioperative hypersensitivity. The aim of this review is to facilitate the recognition of risk factors for perioperative anaphylaxis and help the management of patients with 'multiple drug allergies' during the perioperative period. RECENT… CONTINUE READING