Latex allergy: an unfamiliar cause of intra-operative cardiovascular collapse.

@article{Hodgson1994LatexAA,
  title={Latex allergy: an unfamiliar cause of intra-operative cardiovascular collapse.},
  author={Carolyn Hodgson and Birgit Andersen},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1994},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={507-8}
}
We describe severe latex allergy in an 8-year-old girl undergoing elective orthopaedic surgery and anaesthesia. Sudden, profound cardiorespiratory collapse occurred 40 min after induction. During the 1 h period of resuscitation the child required a total of 14.5 ml adrenaline 1 in 10,000. A subsequent latex radioallergosorbent test was very strongly… CONTINUE READING