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A Rare Diagnosis in Emergency Department: Morphine Related Anaphylactoid Reaction

Author(s): Mutlu KARTAL | Cem OKTAY | Ayse Bacanli GOZLUKAYA | Ozgur KARADENIZ

Journal: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1304-7361

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 181;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Anaphylaxis | emergency department | morphine.

Pain constitutes an important presenting complaint for emergency department visits. Non steroidal anti inflammatory medications or simple analgesics may not be enough to control the pain. Some patients may need opioid analgesics for pain control. However, opioids may cause serious side effects. In the present case report, we discussed a rare side effect of morphine; anaphylaxis.
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