Premedication of pregnant patients with history of iodinated contrast allergy

Jeanne M. Horowitz*, Jaspreet K. Bisla, Vahid Yaghmai

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Pregnant patients can receive allergy premedication prior to a contrast-enhanced computed tomography exam if the exam is indicated. The risks and benefits of allergy premedication for pregnant patients will be discussed, as well as imaging strategies for the pregnant patient with a contrast allergy. Alternative imaging including ultrasound, noncontrast magnetic resonance imaging, or noncontrast computed tomography can be diagnostic depending on the clinical scenario and is usually preferred, allowing physicians to avoid giving allergy premedication in pregnancy, a 13 h delay, and risking a breakthrough reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2424-2428
Number of pages5
JournalAbdominal Radiology
Volume41
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Allergy
  • Computed tomography
  • Contrast media
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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