Propofol and Food Allergies

There is some disquiet about using Propofol in those with allergies. This was a retrospective study of children with immunologically confirmed egg, peanut, soybean or legume allergy and who underwent general anaesthesia.

In 9 out of 10 meeting allergic reaction criteria, valid non‐allergic explanations for the clinical symptoms were found.

The authors conclude that genuine serious allergic reaction to propofol is rare and is not reliably predicted by a history of food allergy.

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