Acute urticaria as a side effect of the Mirena® levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system: a case reportReport as inadecuate

Acute urticaria as a side effect of the Mirena® levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system: a case report - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

BMC Research Notes

, 7:209

First Online: 03 April 2014Received: 25 August 2013Accepted: 21 March 2014DOI: 10.1186-1756-0500-7-209

Cite this article as: Chen, X., Wu, X. & Zhu, H. BMC Res Notes 2014 7: 209. doi:10.1186-1756-0500-7-209


BackgroundThe levonorgestrel intrauterine system, Mirena®, is widely used for contraception and the treatment of idiopathic menorrhagia. Here, we reported one case of acute urticaria following Mirena® implantation to increase the awareness of possible adverse side effects associated with Mirena®.

Case presentationThe case presented is a 27-year-old Chinese woman who received Mirena® implantation for her adenomyosis and menorrhagia. The operation was successful and the patient did not experience any discomfort during the operation. However, she developed acute urticaria on her entire body accompanied with pruritic, slight left lower quadrant pain, and slight dizziness two hours after the operation. The patient was recommended to have the Mirena® removed immediately, and she took 10 mg oral methylprednisolone and 5 mg desloratadine tablet daily for five days. Her urticaria resolved and did not recur.

ConclusionThe patient’s acute urticaria seems to have been associated with the Mirena® levonorgestrel intrauterine system implantation, since she had no history of allergic reactions to materials used during the operation such as plastic, metal, alcohol, medications, and povidone-iodine.

KeywordsMirena® Allergic reactions Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1756-0500-7-209 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Download fulltext PDF

Author: Xiangjuan Chen - Xueqing Wu - Haiyan Zhu


Related documents