Predictive value of in vitro tests for the IgE-dependent and the IgE-independent anaphylactoid reactions to muscle relaxants.
- E S Assem
- Annales françaises d'anesthèsie et de re…
In patients with anaphylactoid reactions (AR) to neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMB), eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) was released bothin vivo andin vitro, and in IgE-dependent and IgE-independent reactions. Thus, eosinophils may play a role in both types of reactions, and ECP release tests may be of value in the diagnosis and study of the mechanism of AR.