Colon Ischaemia Induced by Amoxicillin-related Anaphylactic Shock

  • Nuno Melo Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Isabel Hipólito Intensive Care Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Joana Alves Pereira Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Pedro Cunha Intensive Care Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal
  • Jorge Almeida Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal

Keywords

Colon ischemia, anaphylaxis, amoxicillin

Abstract

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.

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  • Published: 2021-06-10

    Issue: 2021: LATEST ONLINE (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Melo N, Hipólito I, Alves Pereira J, Cunha P, Almeida J. Colon Ischaemia Induced by Amoxicillin-related Anaphylactic Shock. EJCRIM 2021;2 doi:10.12890/2021_002640.

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