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Table 5 Patients’ distribution according to clinical symptoms and to mechanism of hypersensitivity reactions during anaesthesia

From: Identification of risk factors of severe hypersensitivity reactions in general anaesthesia

Symptoms group IgE-mediated hypersensitivity No. of patients P value
Mucocutaneous 0 1   
0 35 (25.36%) 18 (32.72%) 53 0.372
1 103 (74.63%) 37 (67.27%) 140
Cardiovascular 0 1   
0 124 (89.86%) 40 (72.73%) 164 0.006
1 14 (10.14%) 15 (27.27%) 29
Bronchospasm 0 1   
0 97 (70.29%) 34 (61.82%) 131 0.010
1 41 (29.71%) 21 (38.18%) 62
No. of patients 138 55 193  
  1. 0 = absent 1 = present
  2. Mucocutaneous: erythema and/or urticarial and/or angioedema
  3. Cardiovascular: hypotension and/or cardiovascular collapse and/or cardiac arrest