drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms


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drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms

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DRESS

A potentially fatal allergic reaction to an administered drug in which a nonblistering skin eruption is accompanied by fever, markedly elevated serum eosinophil levels, and, often, bone marrow, kidney or liver injury. Common causes include allopurinol, and anticonvulsant drugs (such as carbamazepine and phenytoin). Synonym: drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome
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-- Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, or DRESS, needs to be included in the differential diagnosis when a patient presents with fever and a rash 1-8 weeks after starting a drug.