Delayed hypersensitivity due to epidural block with ropivacaineBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.966-a (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:966
- Masanori Ban, chief, dermatology section (firstname.lastname@example.org),
- Masahito Hattori, chief, anaesthesiology section
- Hashima City Hospital, 3-246 Shinseicho, Hashima City 501-6206, Japan
EDITOR—Continuous epidural analgesia is well known to shorten the duration of pain associated with herpes zoster. Usually 0.5% bupivacaine is infused for about two weeks. Continuous epidural infusion of 0.2% ropivacaine 4-10 ml/h for several days for postoperative analgesia is widely approved.
Two weeks' administration of ropivacaine is not excessive.