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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 8 ( August, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Carbimazole-induced Anaphylactic Shock: A Case Report

Niraj Kumar Keyal, Sumal Thapa, Manoj Kumar Yadav

Keywords : Anaphylactic shock, carbimazole, hyperthyroidism

Citation Information : Keyal NK, Thapa S, Yadav MK. Carbimazole-induced Anaphylactic Shock: A Case Report. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (8):380-381.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23224

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Carbimazole is an antithyroid drug that rarely presents as anaphylactic shock. We hereby report a case of 40-year-old female who was treated with carbimazole for thyrotoxicosis. Patient developed sweating, shortness of breath and altered sensorium after taking single dose of carbimazole. Patient was treated for anaphylactic shock. From this, we want to emphasize that carbimazole can rarely present as anaphylactic shock without any other allergic manifestation. So, patient should be counselled about this rare side effect and early approach to health care facility.

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