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Allergic reaction to an antitumor agent, cis-dichlorodiammineplatinum(II) (DDP) was investigated. A 15-year-old white male with pulmonary metastases from embryonal carcinoma of testis was treated with a combination of DDP, bleomycin, and vinblastine. The dose of DDP varied from 2 to 2.25 mg/kg given i.v. He received 7 doses of DDP in 9 months. An anaphylactic reaction was seen within 3 min of the initiation of i.v. infusion of the 8th dose of DDP. The reaction was due to atopicpmid:50881 fatcat:wcftfbxtn5h63ihytptiia2nue