TITLE

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Associated with Malarone Antimalarial Prophylaxis

AUTHOR(S)
Emberger, Michael; Lechner, Arno Nichael; Zelger, Bernhard
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;7/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 1, pe5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To the best of our knowledge, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) has not been reported previously as an adverse reaction to Malarone, which is a combination of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride used for antimalarial prophylaxis and therapy. We describe a 65-year-old patient who had SJS with typical clinical and histopathological findings associated with the use of Malarone prophylaxis for malaria. This report should alert physicians to this severe cutaneous reaction, and Malarone should be added to the list of drugs that can potentially cause SJS.
ACCESSION #
10364305

 

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