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Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 284--286

Iron sucrose induced near fatal anaphylaxis in a postnatal mother


Vijayan Sharmila1, Thirunavukkarasu Arun Babu2 
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Thirunavukkarasu Arun Babu
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mangalagiri - 522 503, Andhra Pradesh
India

Iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy can lead to significant adverse effects on the mother and fetus. Patients with iron deficiency anemia are treated with parenteral iron therapy when oral iron therapy is ineffective or in case of non-compliance due to side effects. Parenteral iron preparations such as iron dextran and sodium ferric gluconate complex can cause side effects including life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. However, parenteral iron sucrose has a favorable safety profile and anaphylactic reactions are extremely rare. We report a rare case of near-fatal anaphylaxis following intravenous iron sucrose therapy in a postnatal mother with iron deficiency anemia.


How to cite this article:
Sharmila V, Babu TA. Iron sucrose induced near fatal anaphylaxis in a postnatal mother.Curr Med Issues 2021;19:284-286


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Sharmila V, Babu TA. Iron sucrose induced near fatal anaphylaxis in a postnatal mother. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 21 ];19:284-286
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