Flowcytometric diagnosis of atracurium-induced anaphylaxis.

@article{Uyttebroek2014FlowcytometricDO,
  title={Flowcytometric diagnosis of atracurium-induced anaphylaxis.},
  author={Astrid P. Uyttebroek and V Sabato and Julie Leysen and Chris H. Bridts and Luc S De Clerck and Didier G Ebo},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 10},
  pages={1324-32}
}
BACKGROUND Allergy to atracurium is a rare condition with serious consequences of diagnostic error. However, correct diagnosis is not always straightforward. The aim of this study is to assess the utility of the basophil activation test (BAT) in atracurium sensitization and to investigate its role in identifying cross-reactivity between muscle relaxants. METHODS For validation, eight patients with perioperative anaphylaxis to atracurium and seven individuals experiencing perioperative… CONTINUE READING
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