Allergie à la cyclosporine intraveineuse

Translated title of the contribution: Allergy to intraveinous cyclosporine

N. Zankar, S. Caimmi, P. Demoly

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Cyclosporine is a powerful immunosuppressive agent utilized in transplantation. Amongst its side effects, anaphylactic reactions are rare, occuring in 0.1% of treated patients. We describe the case of a 13-year-old boy who presented an anaphylactic shock during his first intraveinous cyclosporine injection. The diagnosis was not immediatly made since oral cyclosporine was quickly introduced. Three weeks later, he experienced a second anaphylactic shock while intraveinous cyclosporine was introduced again because of a suspicion of intestinal occlusion. Skin prick tests to intraveinous cyclosporine were positive. We suggest the possibility of an IgE-dependent allergy to Cremophor EL, present in the intraveinous but not the oral form of cyclosporine and discuss the literature.

Translated title of the contributionAllergy to intraveinous cyclosporine
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)102-105
Number of pages4
JournalRevue Francaise d'Allergologie et d'Immunologie Clinique
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008


  • Allergy
  • Cremophor EL
  • Cyclosporine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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