Anaphylaxis to Ciprofloxacin Requiring Emergent Surgical Cricothyrotomy

  • Wesley Tang Department of Medicine, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH, USA
  • Edwina Rao Department of Medicine, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH, USA

Keywords

Fluoroquinolones, ciprofloxacin, emergent airway, cricothyrotomy, anaphylaxis

Abstract

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.

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  • Published: 2022-02-24

    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 2 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    1.
    Tang W, Rao E. Anaphylaxis to Ciprofloxacin Requiring Emergent Surgical Cricothyrotomy. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003180.