CEFTRIAXONE-INDUCED PERIORBITAL EDEMA

  • Veena Nayak Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India.
  • Keerthi Somu Department of OBG, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India.
  • Sereene Rose Thomson Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India.
  • Sujatha Bs Department of OBG, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Cephalosporins are widely prescribed antibiotics for common infections and also used for prophylactic measures. Ceftriaxone is a third-generation cephalosporin which is known to cause hypersensitivity reactions presenting in various manifestations. Periorbital edema is a rare presentation of adverse drug reaction produced by ceftriaxone. Here, we report one such adverse drug reaction produced by ceftriaxone.

Keywords: Cephalosporin, Hypersensitivity reaction, Naranjo scale.

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Nayak, V., K. Somu, S. R. Thomson, and S. Bs. “CEFTRIAXONE-INDUCED PERIORBITAL EDEMA”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 12, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 7-8, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2019.v12i1.25293.
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