Intervention with epinephrine in hypotension associated with mastocytosis.

Turk J, Oates JA, Roberts LJ
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1983 71 (2): 189-92

PMID: 6296213 · DOI:10.1016/0091-6749(83)90098-2

The occurrence of the episodes of vasodilatory hypotension can be a life-threatening manifestation of systemic mastocytosis. This article describes the reversal by epinephrine of episodes of severe hypotension in two hospitalized patients with mastocytosis. Recognition of the efficacy of epinephrine in hypotension associated with mastocytosis can be important when other methods fail to restore hemodynamic stability.

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Aged Animals Creatinine Cyclic AMP Dogs Epinephrine Female Guinea Pigs Histamine Humans Hypotension Male Mast Cells Prostaglandins D Rats Urticaria Pigmentosa

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