HPRS 2300 – Chapter 4:
Amanda, a 3-year-old child, is brought in to your walk-in clinic to be treated for strep
The physician orders amoxicillin pediatric oral suspension.
You ask the child’s
mother if the child has any allergies to antibiotics, and the mother says she does not.
You then administer the first dose to the child.
Twenty minutes later, the child
experiences an anaphylactic shock.
The physician begins to treat the condition.
The answers to this case study, the drug amoxicillin, and other questions about
anaphylactic reactions can be found in your textbook and the following online resource:
What was the cause of the patient’s anaphylactic shock?
List a sign/symptom of an anaphylactic shock.