Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms

De Greef, Elisabeth; Mennie, Katie; Muise, Aleixo
March 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 5, p481
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systematic sysmptoms," by Elisabeth De Greef and colleagues which appeared at the www.cmaj.ca. It discusses the clinical case of a 14-year-old boy with a history of one-week fever and maculopapular rash on face, trunk and extremeties. It adds that the patient are suspected to drug reaction with eosinophilia and systematic symptoms (DRESS) or a hypersensivity reaction to sulfasalazine.


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