AllergyBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2734 (Published 27 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2734
Each week we offer a prize of a BMJ memory stick to the person who answers correctly, in the quickest time, a set of exam questions taken from OnExamination. To enter the quiz, go to www.onexamination.com/endgames. The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday, and the winner will be announced in the print BMJ.
Here’s one question from this week’s quiz on allergy from a range of examinations
A 38 year old woman is admitted with cellulitis surrounding a traumatic wound. She has never taken penicillin previously. She is placed on intravenous flucloxacillin and benzylpenicillin. Shortly after the second dose she becomes acutely short of breath and collapses. She is resuscitated successfully after administration of intravenous adrenaline.
What type of reaction has this woman experienced? (Select one option)
Type I hypersensitivity
Type II hypersensitivity
Type III hypersensitivity
Type IV hypersensitivity
Type V hypersensitivity
Once the competition closes answers to this question can be viewed at www.onexamination.com/Endgames/LastEndgame.aspx.
Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2734