Endgames Prize quiz

Allergy

BMJ 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.

Notes

Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2734

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