volume 294, issue 6588, P1659-1659 1987
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.294.6588.1659
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A Dyson, D Bogod

Abstract: This plus the immediacy of the reaction suggest that his death was unlikely to have been due to toxicity. Nebulised lignocaine may cause narrowing of the airways in patients with asthma,2 but this is rarely of clinical importance especially as nebulised bronchodilators are given before fibreoptic bronchoscopy. Hypersensitivity to lignocaine is uncommon. Urticarial reactions may occur,3 and deaths due to anaphylaxis after small doses of injected local anaesthetic have been reported.45 We believe that this is th…

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