Colon Ischaemia Induced by Amoxicillin-related Anaphylactic Shock
KeywordsColon ischemia, anaphylaxis, amoxicillin
Colon ischaemia is the most frequent type of ischaemia of the digestive tract. It is more common among the elderly, especially patients with haemodynamic disturbance. In young patients, it is associated with particular drugs such as oral contraceptives and ergotamine derivatives.
Anaphylaxis is characterized by acute onset and skin and mucosal involvement together with cardiovascular involvement. Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in anaphylaxis, but gastrointestinal bleeding and acute colon ischaemia are rarely described. Here, we present the case of a 52-year-old woman with acute ischaemic colitis associated with an anaphylactic reaction to amoxicillin.
Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)