Severe Anaphylactic Reaction with Ferric Carboxy Maltose: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Nalini Sharma,
B 1 D North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong-793018, Meghalaya, India.
Iron deficiency is one of the commonest nutritional deficiencies among women of child bearing age, in both the developed and developing world. Iron deficiency anaemia is potentially preventable as well as treatable with the use of various iron preparations. Of all the injectable iron formulations Ferric Carboxy Maltose (FCM) has best efficacy and safety profile, however, rare adverse events can occur which should always be borne in mind. The index case is a 30-year-old women G4P2L2A1 attended casualty with bleeding per vaginum. Suction and evacuation was done for incomplete abortion. Patient received FCM after two weeks for moderate anaemia. She developed anaphylactic shock within five minutes of starting the drug. Patient was managed symptomatically with inotropes and blood transfusion. She recovered fully and was discharged well. Reports of severe anaphylactic reactions with the use of FCM are less but not absent thus, judicious and cautious use of the preparation is warranted.
Anaphylaxis reaction, Blood parameters, Side effects
Nalini Sharma, Lalnunnem Jion Thiek, Roma Jethani, Dina Aisha Khan, Jamil Mohammad. SEVERE ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION WITH FERRIC CARBOXY MALTOSE: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 May [cited: 2018 May 27 ]; 12:QD03-QD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 17, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Mar 12, 2018
Date of Acceptance: Mar 28, 2018
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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