Anaphylactic Reaction to Cefazolin in Pregnancy

Ryo Konno, Satoru Nagase

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    Anaphylaxis is a rare event in pregnancy, but is one that can have serious implications for both the mother and fetus. We report a case of severe anaphylactic reaction to intravenous (IV) cefazolin (CEZ) given during labor with premature rupture of membranes. Maternal shock and prolonged fetal bradycardia occurred. Both the maternal and fetal outcomes were good following treatment with ephedrine, glucocorticoids, and emergency caesarean section.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)577-579
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec


    • anaphylaxis
    • cefazolin
    • pregnancy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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