We report a case of maternal anaphylaxis following intrapartum
chemoprophylaxis. The term fetus developed
severe brain damage as a consequence of intrapartum
asphyxia. The lesions resulted from maternal hypotension
following anaphylaxis. We discuss the feto-maternal
risks and the controversial treatment of such a condition.
The increasing number of penicillin-treated parturients
will result in further cases of maternal anaphylaxis than