Thursday, March 12, 2009

DRESS syndrome

DRESS syndrome (Drug Rash [or Reaction] with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) is the term increasingly used to refer to many cases of what has traditionally been called drug hypersensitivity syndrome, including anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome and allopurinol hypersensitivity syndrome.

A case series and literature review was presented in the Archives of Dermatology emphasizing the increasingly recognized role of human herpesvirus 6 reactivation in the pathogenesis.

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