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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--39

Anaphylactic reaction to intravenous diclofenac

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals, New Delhi - 110 001, India

Correspondence Address:
Ranju Singh
B-2/532, Ekta Gardens, I.P. Extension, Patparganj, Delhi - 110 092
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.78222

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Diclofenac sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug widely used as an opioid sparing agent for postoperative analgesia. Anaphylaxis due to intravenous diclofenac sodium is very rare. We report a case of anaphylactic reaction to IV diclofenac sodium, occurring postoperatively in a 25-year-old primigravida, the clinical features of which mimicked pulmonary embolism. The rarity, clinical importance and the diagnostic dilemma associated prompted us to report this case.


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