Glucocorticoids induced allergic reaction

Azeem Khan, Emad Uddin Siddiqui, Shakeel Ahmed

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Glucocorticoids can cause allergic reaction in rare cases. A ten year old boy, known asthmatic, was treated with intramuscular injection of glucocorticoids, followed by nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. His lips turned pale along with palpitation and light headache. His right eye lid and lower lip were swollen. Heart rate was 177/min, and BP was 66/46 mmHg,. Patient spontaneously improved and symptoms resolved. IV fluids bolus, anti- histamines or epinephrine were not required. The case was seen in September 2012.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1547-1548
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Allergic reaction
  • Children
  • Glucocorticoids


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