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By P O Pediatrics, Nephrology
Etsuro Nanishi, Takayuki Hoshina, Shouichi Ohga, Hisanori Nishio, Toshiro Hara
We report a drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms case of primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, in which the diagnosis was first confirmed by lymphocyte transformation tests (LTT). LTTs were positive for cefditoren-pivoxil and acetaminophen. LTT, EBV load, and anti-EBV antibodies could allow early diagnosis of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, which masquerades with the clinical features of infectious mononucleosis.
February 2015: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
Narin Sriratanaviriyakul, Lam-Phuong Nguyen, Mark C Henderson, Timothy E Albertson
INTRODUCTION: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome is a potentially life-threatening cutaneous hypersensitivity reaction characterized by extensive mucocutaneous eruption, fever, hematologic abnormalities including eosinophilia and/or atypical lymphocytosis, and extensive organ involvement. The drugs most often responsible for causing drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome are anticonvulsants, antimicrobial agents and antipyretic or anti-inflammatory analgesics...
October 8, 2014: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Jin-Yong Lee, Yun-Jae Seol, Dong-Woo Shin, Dae-Young Kim, Hong-Woo Chun, Bo-Young Kim, Shin-Ok Jeong, Sang-Hyok Lim, An-Soo Jang
The drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptom (DRESS) syndrome is a severe adverse drug-induced reaction which includes a severe skin eruption, fever, hematologic abnormalities (eosinophilia or atypical lymphocytes) and internal organ involvement. The most frequently reported drug was anticonvulsants. The diagnosis of DRESS syndrome is challenging because the pattern of cutaneous eruption and the types of organs involved are various. The treatments for DRESS syndrome are culprit drug withdrawal and corticosteroids...
January 2015: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Karim Nathan, Abhishek Agarwal, Brian Gable, Miles McFarland
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June 8, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
Jorge Ocampo-Garza, Sonia Sofía Ocampo-Garza, José Darío Martínez-Villarreal, Laura Elena Barbosa-Moreno, Guillermo Antonio Guerrero-González, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani
BACKGROUND: DRESS Syndrome (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) is an uncommon disease caused by drugs. It is characterized by a polymorphic disseminated eruption with fever and multiple organ dysfunction. AIM: To report the etiology, characteristics, treatment, prognosis, and follow up of patients with DRESS Syndrome admitted to a clinical hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Review of medical records of patients admitted for drug reactions, selecting those patients complying with clinical criteria for DRESS Syndrome...
May 2015: Revista Médica de Chile
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