For induction of anaesthesia many agents are administered intravenously, anaphylactic reaction can occur to anyof these agents. Neuromuscular blocking agents are most commonly implicated as the cause of anaphylactic reaction in anaesthesia practice. Amino-steroids, benzylisoquinoliniums and suxamethonium are being commonly used for intubation and perioperative muscle relaxation. We are presenting a case of anaphylactic reaction to benzylisoquinolinium i.e. atracurium in a young patient. The patient was revived with a prompt diagnosis and treatment.
Keywords : Anaphylaxis, Atracurium, Intra-operative reaction.