Kinin-mediated anaphylactoid reaction implicated in acute intra-operative pulseless electrical activity.

A 65-year-old patient undergoing total hip replacement under general anaesthesia suffered acute pulseless electrical activity with a fatal outcome. A kinin-mediated analphylactoid reaction following administration of a polygeline plasma expander (Haemaccel) was implicated by in vitro testing. This case report illustrates the diagnostic difficulties posed by… CONTINUE READING