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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Frequency: Monthly

ISSN 0375-9393

Online ISSN 1827-1596


Minerva Anestesiologica 2011 April;77(4):468-9


Vascular injury following accidental intra-arterial injection of clindamycin: adverse drug reaction report

Lehavi A. 1, Sandler A. 1, Netzer A. 2, (Shai) Katz Y. 1,3

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel;
2 Ear, Nose and Thought and Head and Neck Surgery, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel;
3 Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Clindamycin in a commonly used antibiotic, considered safe for oral, intravenous and intra-arterial use. We present a case of a patient that received an inadvertent injection clindamycin 600 mg in 4 mL through a radial arterial line. The patient presented signs and symptoms of vascular occlusion and despite aggressive pharmacological and medical treatment developed massive and severe tissue injury.

language: English


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