Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, December 30th, 2005
"Bacitracin is widely used in operating rooms to soak implants, irrigate compound fractures, and apply to surgical incisions," immunologists in Texas explained. "However, bacitracin is a known sensitizer and causes not only allergic contact dermatitis but also anaphylaxis."
In an article published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, J.F. Freiler and colleagues at the USAF Medical Center in Lackland AFB described their experience treating a "72-year-old woman with anaphylaxis after irrigation and packing of an infected pacemaker pocket with a...
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