Q:

12/5/2013
Are you aware of any case reports, or have you heard any anecdotal reports, of anybody acquiring a bacterial soft tissue infection/bacterial cellulitis, or more infections such as fasciitis/deep tissue bacterial infection/bacteremia/sepsis from an allergy shot injection--anywhere in the world?

(What prompted me to ask this question is that I received a notice today from the JCAAI explaining the allergy shot preparation guidelines.)

A:

Thank you for your inquiry.

I am not aware of any such case nor could I find any with a literature search.

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Sincerely,
Phil Lieberman, M.D.

AAAAI - American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology