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Hypersensitivity to lignocaine: A case report

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Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Authors: Rupankar Nath, Sanju Sharma, Anshuman Dutta, Joydeep Roy, Tulika Singh
Int J Med Res Health Sci. 2013;2(4):1003-1005 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.2.4.165

ABSTRACT

Local anaesthetics are a very important group of drugs in the anaesthetists’ armamentarium. They have very widespread use in many branches like surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Most popular amide group representative – lignocaine – is used as its hydrochloride salt at a concentration of 1 or 2% with or without epinephrine. Though hypersensitivity reactions are rare, they may occur and varies from life threatening anaphylaxis to less severe delayed type reactions. Here we are reporting a case of delayed type 4 reaction to lignocaine after supraclavicular brachial plexus block which was managed conservatively.

Keywords: Lignocaine, Local anaesthetics, Type 4 hypersensitivity, Supraclavicular brachial plexus block

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