Vancomycin induced Red Man Syndrome

  title={Vancomycin induced Red Man Syndrome},
  author={Drisyamol K.A and Mahesh Nm},
  journal={International Journal of Pharmacological Research},
Vancomycin is a glycoprotein antibiotic that has been associated with an anaphylactoid reaction termed the Red-man syndrome. It usually consists of erythema, flushing and pruritis of the face and upper torso and occasionally progresses to include dyspnoea, chest pain and hypotension. Red man syndrome (RMS) is also known as red neck syndrome. Discontinuation of the vancomycin infusion and administration of diphenhydramine can abort most of the reactions. Slow intravenous administration of… Expand
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