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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008656/human-herpesvirus-6-hhv-6b-lymphadenitis-in-dress-syndrome-a-lymphoma-mimic
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Steven Johnson, Stephanie Mathews, David S Hudnall
AIMS: Lymphadenopathy, hematologic abnormalities, and constitutional symptoms are among the non-specific manifestations seen in drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), an uncommon but potentially fatal cutaneous adverse drug reaction. The ubiquitous human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) plays a unique role in the pathogenesis of DRESS, with emerging data suggesting that reactivation occurs in most cases and contributes to the clinical manifestations, including lymphadenopathy...
December 23, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000142/drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-dress-with-teicoplanin-a-case-report
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Sholeh Ebrahimpour, Mehdi Mohammadi, Kheirollah Gholami
Intramuscular teicoplanin (400 mg every 12 h for three doses, then 400 mg daily, intramuscularly) was prescribed for a 37-year-old woman with presumptive diagnosis of cellulitis. On the 14th day of treatment, she developed generalized maculopapular rash, accompanied by fever, wheezing, shortening of breath, and lymphadenopathy. Lab tests revealed abnormal liver enzymes, leukocytosis, and eosinophilia. The treatment was interrupted with suspicion of drug reaction. Fever subsided after 48 h. Skin eruption and respiratory symptoms began to resolve within 2 weeks...
December 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996289/cardiac-involvement-in-dress-syndrome
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Tomon Thongsri, Leena Chularojanamontri, Werner J Pichler
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac involvement in drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome varies considerably between 4% and 21%. Here we present our case and review literatures for its diagnosis and management. An algorithm for diagnosis of cardiac involvement in DRESS syndrome is proposed in this article. DATA SOURCES: Data regarding DRESS-associated myocarditis and eosinophilic myocarditis were gather primarily from MEDLINE database. RESULTS: DRESS syndrome is a hypersensitivity reaction which is due to massive T cell stimulation resulting in cytotoxicity and eosinophil activation and recruitment...
December 12, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979020/antiepilepsy-drugs-and-the-immune-system
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REVIEW
Neetu Godhwani, Sami L Bahna
OBJECTIVE: To alert physicians about the peculiar adverse effects of antiepilepsy drugs (AEDs) on the immune system. DATA SOURCES: PubMed literature during the past 25 years. STUDY SELECTIONS: Reports and review articles on the hypersensitivities of AEDs and their effect on immunity. RESULTS: AEDs have significant effects on the immune system in the form of hypersensitivity or immune suppression. IgE-mediated reactions can be urticaria, angioedema, bronchospasm, or anaphylaxis...
December 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922762/nonchemotherapy-drug-induced-agranulocytosis-in-children-detected-by-a-prospective-pharmacovigilance-program
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Nicolás Medrano-Casique, Hoi Y Tong, Alberto M Borobia, Antonio J Carcas, Jesús Frías, Elena Ramírez
OBJECTIVES: A prospective evaluation of nonchemotherapy drug-induced agranulocytosis (DIA) cases, which are infrequent in the pediatric population. We characterize agranulocytosis cases and assess lab test differences between drug- and nondrug-induced agranulocytosis. METHODS: Through our Prospective Pharmacovigilance Program from Laboratory Signals at Hospital we detected pediatric agranulocytosis cases from July 2007 to December 2010. This program estimates the incidence, drug causality, clinical features, outcomes of DIA pediatric cases, and assesses laboratory differences with respect to non-DIA...
October 2016: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843869/skin-rash-eosinophilia-and-renal-impairment-in-a-patient-recently-started-on-allopurinol
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Ashraf Jmeian, Amer Hawatmeh, Razan Shamoon, Fayez Shamoon, Michael Guma
Allopurinol is a hypoxanthine analog which inhibits xanthine oxidase, it is a widely used medication for the treatment of hyperuricemia and gout. Allopurinol-induced drug-induced rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome is an infrequent, life-threatening adverse reaction of allopurinol therapy that is remarkable for the higher mortality rate with the use of allopurinol than with the use of another agent. We present a case of a 62-year-old male with a history of chronic kidney disease stage 3, hypertension and gout who developed skin rash, eosinophilia, and renal impairment 2 weeks after he was started on allopurinol therapy for gout...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788881/slow-desensitization-of-imatinib-induced-nonimmediate-reactions-and-dynamic-changes-of-drug-specific-cd4-cd25-cd134-lymphocytes
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Jettanong Klaewsongkram, Pattarawat Thantiworasit, Pimpayao Sodsai, Supranee Buranapraditkun, Pungjai Mongkolpathumrat
BACKGROUND: Imatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and certain neoplastic diseases; however, nonimmediate adverse reactions are common. OBJECTIVE: To describe the process of imatinib slow desensitization in patients who experienced nonimmediate reactions to imatinib and the dynamic change in drug-specific CD4(+)CD25(+)CD134(+) T-lymphocyte percentages. METHODS: Five patients diagnosed as having GISTs and with a recent history of imatinib-induced nonimmediate reactions (maculopapular exanthema with eosinophilia, exfoliative dermatitis, palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia, and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) were desensitized using a slow desensitization protocol...
November 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740720/dress-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-case-report
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Sophie Gohy, Antoine Froidure, Patrick Lebecque
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptom (DRESS) syndrome is a rare and severe side-effect, mainly described after intake of anticonvulsants, allopurinol, or antibiotics. It usually begins within 2 months after drug introduction. Symptoms include cutaneous rash, hematologic abnormalities, and internal organ involvement and the diagnosis might be challenging. This case report illustrates for the first time this life-threatening complication in a patient with cystic fibrosis (CF). In this case, withdrawal of the offending drug was sufficient for full recovery...
October 14, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681233/vancomycin-associated-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura
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Zaw Min, Raquel R Garcia, Monika Murillo, Jeffrey M Uchin, Nitin Bhanot
Intravenous vancomycin is a widely used antibiotics, but it causes different types of cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions, ranging from maculopapular rash, red-man syndrome, drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, IgA bullous dermatosis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, Stevens-Johnsons syndrome, to IgE-mediated anaphylaxis. We report an elderly patient with the end-stage renal disease presented with diffuse palpable purpura while receiving IV vancomycin therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus septicemia...
September 25, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651712/oxcarbazepine-induced-drug-rash-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-syndrome-presenting-as-exfoliative-dermatitis
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Mahimanjan Saha, Surajit Gorai, Vaswatee Madhab
Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a type of severe adverse cutaneous drug reaction characterized by fever, skin eruption, hematological abnormalities, and internal organ involvement. Although anticonvulsant drugs are mainly implicated in DRESS, newer anticonvulsants such as oxcarbazepine-induced definite cases of DRESS syndrome are rare and oxcarbazepine-induced DRESS syndrome presenting as exfoliative dermatitis is even rarer. We report a case of a 35-year-old male who developed DRESS syndrome presenting as exfoliative dermatitis after taking oxcarbazepine for 3 weeks...
July 2016: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598287/-human-herpes-virus-6-infection-in-an-inmunocompetent-patient-with-carbamazepine-induced-dress-syndrome
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Sergio Álvarez, Ignacio Delama, Lucas Navajas-Galimany, Gonzalo Eymin, M Elena Ceballos, Romina Andino-Navarrete
DRESS syndrome (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) is an adverse life-threatening drug reaction characterized by a polymorphous rash associated with fever, lymphadenopathy and multiorgan involvement with eosinophilia. We present the case of an immunocompetent man with DRESS syndrome secondary to carbamazepine, that developed concomitantly meningoencephalitis caused by human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6), and a review of literature. The pathogenic role of HHV-6 in DRESS syndrome remains controversial...
June 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574928/dress-syndrome-following-metformin-administration-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Prakruthi Voore, Chibuzo Odigwe, Aibek E Mirrakhimov, Dana Rifai, Nkemakolam A Iroegbu
The drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome also known as DRESS syndrome refers to an idiosyncratic drug reaction commonly characterized by rashes, fever, lymphadenopathy, and internal organ involvement. We report a case of this syndrome in a 40-year-old man presenting with a rash, generalized pruritus, lymphadenopathy, and eosinophilia after metformin treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report linking metformin to the DRESS syndrome. The patient improved remarkably with drug withdrawal...
November 2016: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571915/enigma-infection-or-allergy-vancomycin-induced-dress-syndrome-with-dialysis-dependent-renal-failure-and-cardiac-arrest
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Philip Simon Webb, Abdallah Al-Mohammad
A man aged 73 years with infective endocarditis presented with septic shock and was started on immediate antimicrobial therapy. His blood culture yielded no organism. Subsequently, he developed a severe allergic reaction to prolonged empirical vancomycin therapy. This manifested as fever, widespread maculopapular rash and severe progressive acute kidney injury ultimately requiring dialysis. In the context of eosinophilia, this was determined to be drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome...
August 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560351/evaluation-of-lymphocyte-transformation-test-results-in-patients-with-delayed-hypersensitivity-reactions-following-the-use-of-anticonvulsant-drugs
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Zahra Karami, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Parvaneh Karimzadeh, Mahboubeh Mansouri, Mohammad Mehdi Taghdiri, Zarrintaj Kayhanidoost, Bita Jebelli, Reza Shekarriz Foumani, Delara Babaie, Zahra Chavoshzadeh
BACKGROUND/AIM: Administration of the anticonvulsant drugs phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine and lamotrigine can be associated with severe hypersensitivity reactions. The lymphocyte transformation test (LTT) is a method to determine which drug has caused the hypersensitivity reaction. This study was done to evaluate the results of LTT in patients with delayed hypersensitivity reactions following the administration of anticonvulsants. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with hypersensitivity reactions, e...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27554620/association-of-hla-genotypes-with-phenobarbital-hypersensitivity-in-children
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Wiparat Manuyakorn, Surakameth Mahasirimongkol, Plernpit Likkasittipan, Wasu Kamchaisatian, Sukanya Wattanapokayakit, Wimala Inunchot, Anannit Visudtibhan, Nuanjun Wichukchinda, Suwat Benjaponpitak
OBJECTIVE: Phenobarbital hypersensitivity is one of the common drug hypersensitivity syndromes in children. Clinical symptoms of phenobarbital hypersensitivity vary from maculopapular rashes (MPs) to severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions (SCARs) including drug reactions with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Drug hypersensitivity has been demonstrated to be associated with variations in the HLA genotypes...
October 2016: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27524391/sulthiame-induced-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-dress-syndrome
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Choong Yi Fong, Nurmaira Hashim, Chin Seng Gan, Tak Kuan Chow, Chee Geap Tay
BACKGROUND: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a rare and potentially life-threatening acute drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) predominantly aromatic AEDs are commonly reported in DRESS. To date there are no reports of sulthiame AED causing DRESS syndrome. METHOD: We report a 10-year-old girl of Indian descent with AED resistant epilepsy on maintenance sodium valproate and clonazepam. Sulthiame AED was initiated to try to improve her seizure control...
November 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27463633/dress-syndrome-in-ophthalmic-patients
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Jacqueline Martins de Sousa, Heloisa Nascimento, Rubens Belfort
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a rare and potentially fatal adverse drug reaction associated with skin rash, fever, eosinophilia, and multiple organ injury. A number of pharmacological agents are known to cause DRESS syndrome such as allopurinol, anticonvulsants, vancomycin, trimethoprime-sulfamethoxazole, and pyrimethamine-sulfadiazine. Here, we describe two patients who developed DRESS syndrome during ocular treatment. The first case was being treated for late postoperative endophthalmitis with topical antibiotics, intravenous cephalothin, meropenem, and intravitreal injection of vancomycin and ceftazidime before symptoms developed...
May 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443659/dress-syndrome-and-acute-generalized-exanthematous-pustulosis-induced-by-antituberculosis-medications-and-moxifloxacin-case-report%C3%A2
#18
Hyunah Kim, Eun Sook Bang, Seung-Kwan Lim, Jae Myeong Lee
OBJECTIVE: To report a rare case of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome caused by antituberculosis (TB) drugs, which progressed to acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) after moxifloxacin treatment. CASE SUMMARY: A 25-year-old female was hospitalized for dyspnea and dizziness. She had a history of TB and experienced rifampin-induced skin rash. She was treated for TB with moxifloxacin, isoniazid, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide...
October 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433889/intralymphatic-cd30-t-cell-proliferation-during-dress-a-mimic-of-intravascular-lymphoma-r1
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Noëlle Weingertner, Mona Mitcov, Marie-Pierre Chenard, Bernard Cribier
INTRODUCTION: We describe the case of a patient presenting with drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), where cutaneous biopsy revealed intravascular atypical lymphocytes suggestive of lymphoma. Case report A 77-year-old man was treated with antibiotics for a hip prosthesis infection. Eight weeks later, he developed a maculo-papulous eruption, edema of the extremities, fever and blood eosinophilia. Cutaneous biopsy revealed an atypical T-cell proliferation into the dermal lymphatic vessels...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27419190/therapeutic-trial-of-rifabutin-after-rifampicin-associated-dress-syndrome-in-tuberculosis-human-immunodeficiency-virus-coinfected-patients
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Rannakoe J Lehloenya, Sipho Dlamini, Rudzani Muloiwa, Betty Kakande, Mzudumile R Ngwanya, Gail Todd, Keertan Dheda
Elimination of a rifamycin from the treatment regimen for tuberculosis negatively impacts outcomes. Cross-reactivity between the rifamycins after drug eruptions is unclear. We report 6 consecutive human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with rifampicin-associated drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome confirmed on diagnostic rechallenge. The patients subsequently tolerated rifabutin. These data inform clinical management of tuberculosis-associated drug reactions.
September 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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