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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-74

Rose and Life: Anaphylaxis Following Rose-Thorn Prick Injury

1 Department of Trauma and Emergency, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India

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Dr. Amarjeet Kumar
Room No 503, Hostel No 11, AIIMS Campus, Patna, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jtccm.jtccm_3_19

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We report a case of rose-thorn prick injury in a 60-year-old woman. She presented within hours of exposure to rose-thorn prick and after ruling out all other possible reasons of anaphylaxis. We initiated conservative mode of treatment with moist oxygen inhalation through face mask, nebulized adrenalin, intravenous corticosteroids, antihistaminic, and fluid resuscitation. She was immediately shifted to the intensive care unit in view of any airway obstruction and further hemodynamic monitoring. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of anaphylactic shock caused by rose-thorn injuries. Hence, to combat these life-threatening situations, proper education and training are given to healthcare personnel's and preparation of pre-filled adrenaline syringes for auto-injection should be kept ready in such places, especially in resuscitation areas.

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