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Drug Reaction to antifungal treatment!

A patient with cryptococcal pneumonia is started on an antifungal agent. Two hours after transfusion of the medication, he develops fevers, hypotension, tachypnea, and dyspnea. Which medication was likely started?

A. Amphotericin B
B. Micafungin
C. Nystatin
D. Any medication in the allylamine class
E. Fluconazole
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A. Amphotericin B
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A patient with cryptococcal pneumonia is started on an antifungal agent. Two hours after transfusion of the medication, he develops fevers, hypotension, tachypnea, and dyspnea. Which medication was likely started?

A. Amphotericin B
B. Micafungin
C. Nystatin
D. Any medication in the allylamine class
E. Fluconazole
A. Amphotericin B
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It is amphotericin B
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these are acute infusion related reaction of amphotericine B, which can be prevented by premedication with antipyretics and antihistamine.
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