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Vol 48, No 2 (2016)
Review articles
Published online: 2016-03-15
Submitted: 2015-11-17
Accepted: 2016-01-02
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Hypersensitivity lo local anesthetics

Alicja Grzanka, Iwona Wasilewska, Magdalena Śliwczyńska, Hanna Misiołek
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.a2016.0017
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2016;48(2):128-134.

open access

Vol 48, No 2 (2016)
Review articles
Published online: 2016-03-15
Submitted: 2015-11-17
Accepted: 2016-01-02

Abstract

Using local anaesthetics in daily practice, particularly by anaesthetists and dentists, is connected with the risk of side effects. Therefore, the observation of side effects, carrying out detailed research (according to the chart proposed in this study) and conducting specialist examinations is of the highest importance. There is a variety of side effects that could occur during local anaesthesia procedures, with the intensity ranging from clinically unimportant to life threatening. Clinicians’ major concerns are the appearance of various hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis. Healthcare providers responsible for the administration of local anaesthetics should be able to detect hypersensitivity reactions to implement appropriate treatment and then choose highly selected diagnostic procedures. The final diagnosis should be based on specific medical history; documentation, including a description of the case and measurement of tryptase activity; skin tests; and provocation trials. Screening tests are not recommended in populations without hypersensitivity to local anaesthestics in their medical history.

Abstract

Using local anaesthetics in daily practice, particularly by anaesthetists and dentists, is connected with the risk of side effects. Therefore, the observation of side effects, carrying out detailed research (according to the chart proposed in this study) and conducting specialist examinations is of the highest importance. There is a variety of side effects that could occur during local anaesthesia procedures, with the intensity ranging from clinically unimportant to life threatening. Clinicians’ major concerns are the appearance of various hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis. Healthcare providers responsible for the administration of local anaesthetics should be able to detect hypersensitivity reactions to implement appropriate treatment and then choose highly selected diagnostic procedures. The final diagnosis should be based on specific medical history; documentation, including a description of the case and measurement of tryptase activity; skin tests; and provocation trials. Screening tests are not recommended in populations without hypersensitivity to local anaesthestics in their medical history.

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Keywords

hypersensitivity; local anestehtics; local anesthesia; skin tests

About this article
Title

Hypersensitivity lo local anesthetics

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 48, No 2 (2016)

Pages

128-134

Published online

2016-03-15

DOI

10.5603/AIT.a2016.0017

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2016;48(2):128-134.

Keywords

hypersensitivity
local anestehtics
local anesthesia
skin tests

Authors

Alicja Grzanka
Iwona Wasilewska
Magdalena Śliwczyńska
Hanna Misiołek

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