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Ngeow, W.C. and Chai, W.L. and Moody, A.B. (2000) Red man syndrome during administration of prophylactic antibiotic against infective endocarditis. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 46 (3). pp. 92-94. ISSN 00211133 (ISSN)

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    Red man syndrome (RMS) is the occurrence flushing, pruritus, chest pain, muscle spasm or hypotension during vancomycin infusion. It usually happens as a result of rapid infusion of the drug but may also occur after slow administration. The frequency and severity of this phenomenon diminish with repeated administration of vancomycin. A case is presented whereby RMS occurred while prophylactic antibiotic against infective endocarditis was administered.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 4 Export Date: 7 March 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 11323942 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ngeow, W.C. Chemicals/CAS: Anti-Bacterial Agents; Vancomycin, 1404-90-6
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Antiinfective agent vancomycin antibiotic prophylaxis article bacterial endocarditis case report chemically induced disorder drug hypersensitivity fever flushing human intravenous drug administration male middle aged odontogenic cyst pruritus syndrome Anti-Bacterial Agents Endocarditis, Bacterial Humans Infusions, Intravenous Radicular Cyst
    Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry
    Medicine and Dentistry > Clinical Dentistry
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr. Wei Cheong Ngeow
    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2012 04:21
    Last Modified: 30 Apr 2012 04:21
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/979

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