Pathophysiology of Immediate Reactions to Injectable Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents.

@article{Carr2016PathophysiologyOI,
  title={Pathophysiology of Immediate Reactions to Injectable Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents.},
  author={Tara F Carr},
  journal={Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={
          265-268
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper was to review the classification of adverse drug reactions, highlight the known pathophysiology of immediate hypersensitivity reactions, and discuss the utility of diagnostic testing for immunologically mediated immediate reactions to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). METHODS Current literature on immediate reactions to GBCA was reviewed and summarized. RESULTS Adverse drug reactions to GBCA are rare, and can be attributed to physiologic, immunologic… CONTINUE READING
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