Medline ® Abstract for Reference 13
of 'Rare complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)'
Iodinated contrast sensitivity in ERCP.
Draganov P, Cotton PB
Am J Gastroenterol. 2000;95(6):1398.
Iodine contrast media are detectable in the bloodstream after ERCP, and sensitivity reactions have been described. The risk is very small, and the phenomenon is therefore difficult to study. This review discusses the possible need for preventative strategies, and recommends that endoscopists consider the issue and define their own policies.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.