SAEED AHMAD, M.D.
AHMAD S. Cromolyn Sodium and Anaphylaxis. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:882. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-882_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):882.
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To the editor: A 57-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of bronchial asthma. He had a 10-year history of bronchial asthma severe enough to make him permanently and totally disabled. Apart from mild hypertension and carbohydrate intolerance, he did not have any other serious disease.
Cromolyn sodium was added to the patient's regimen as part of the care program for his bronchial asthma. Within 20 minutes of taking one 20-mg capsule, he had generalized pruritus, joint pains, urticaria, severe bronchospasm, stridor, angioedema, severe nausea, and paresthesia accompanied by peripheral cyanosis. The patient was found to have hypotension, sinus
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