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Contrast induced reaction

05/22/2009

Question:

How long can a Contrast reaction stay, Doctors say that in many cases it stays for 4 weeks, in worst case scenario how long can it stay.

Answer:

Severe reactions to radiocontrast media occur within 5-10 minutes, Occasionally skin reactions occur hours later and may persist for days or weeks later. Rarely kidney involvement may occur and this can be a very serious complication.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati