Anaphylaxis to Ciprofloxacin Requiring Emergent Surgical Cricothyrotomy
KeywordsFluoroquinolones, ciprofloxacin, emergent airway, cricothyrotomy, anaphylaxis
Although allergies to antibiotics are commonly stated, anaphylactic reactions are uncommonly reported. This is especially the case with reactions to fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Furthermore, airway emergencies are rare. We present a case of ciprofloxacin-induced acute airway obstruction and anaphylaxis, necessitating emergent surgical cricothyrotomy following respiratory distress.
Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 2 (view)