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Allergic reaction following insertion of vancomycin loaded in bone cement

Goh, Kian Liang and Mohd Yusof, Nazri and Ong, Cheng Leng (2014) Allergic reaction following insertion of vancomycin loaded in bone cement. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 13 (1). pp. 61-64. ISSN 1823-4631

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Vancomycin bead is an important ancillary treatment for osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, red-man syndrome, which can be a life-threatening complication of vancomycin, may occur from the use of vancomycin beads albeit rarely. We report our first case of red-man syndrome caused by vancomycin bead's insertion for chronic osteomyelitis. Symptomatic treatment was not effective and removal of the vancomycin beads seems to be the best treatment for this condition.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5929/37337
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vancomycin beads, allergic syndrome, osteomyelitis, anaphylactoid reaction
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Nazri Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2014 09:32
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 15:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37337

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