Delayed hypersensitivity due to epidural block with ropivacaine

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.966 (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:966

Report raises several issues

  1. John A W Wildsmith, professor of anaesthesia (j.a.w.wildsmith@dundee.ac.uk)
  1. University Department of Anaesthesia, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY

    EDITOR—True allergy to amide type local anaesthetic drugs is extremely rare, and, because of the serious implications for the patient (for example, dentistry without pain control), it is one that must be made with great care and by excluding all other possible causes. In testing their patient's sensitivity with a preservative free …

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