Hypersensitivity to local anesthetics.

Authors

  • Maria Isabel Mascarenhas Serviço de Imunoalergologia, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • Susana Lopes Silva
  • Ana Mendes
  • Amélia Spínola Santos
  • Elisa Pedro
  • Manuel Pereira Barbosa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.1619

Abstract

Local anesthetics (LA) are frequently used in medical and surgical and dental procedures. Adverse reactions to LA are rare, and hypersensitivity reactions are very rare. Nevertheless, they are the third more frequent cause of referral to Allergy Clinics due to drug allergy, after betalactamic antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. In this paper we review hypersensitivity reactions to LA and propose a diagnostic approach to them.

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Mascarenhas MI, Silva SL, Mendes A, Santos AS, Pedro E, Barbosa MP. Hypersensitivity to local anesthetics. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2011 Apr. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 7];24(2):293-8. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/1619

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Arquivo Histórico