Tag: IV Contrast

Clinical Conundrums: Should I Pretreat Patients with Contrast Allergy Prior to IV Contrast Administration?

Bottom Line Up Top: Pretreatment is ineffective and unnecessary as it does not significantly reduce the risk of serious adverse reactions to contrast. Pretreatment should not delay imaging required for definitive diagnosis.  Clinical Scenario: A 65 year-old woman presents with …

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Allergy and Immunology