Hypersensitivity to laminaria: A case report and review of literature

Tania Sierra, Melissa M. Figueroa, Katherine T. Chen, Britt Lunde, Adam Jacobs

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We report a case of laminaria hypersensitivity treated with diphenhydramine and corticosteroids. A literature review identified 10 previously reported cases, with 8 recognized as anaphylaxis, and good outcomes with corticosteroids and antihistamines despite limited epinephrine utilization. Laminaria hypersensitivity is likely IgE mediated with an increased anaphylaxis risk with prior exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2015


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