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Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms secondary to phenobarbitone.

Authors
  • Baruzzi, Agostino
  • Contin, Manuela
  • Barbara, Giovanni
  • Cremon, Cesare
  • De Giorgio, Roberto
  • Patrizi, Annalisa
  • Albani, Fiorenzo
  • Corinaldesi, Roberto
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Neuropharmacology
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
26
Issue
4
Pages
177–178
Identifiers
PMID: 12897635
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors describe a case of a rare, potentially fatal multisystem reaction, recently called drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (or DRESS) resulting from phenobarbitone. They highlight the main characteristics of this syndrome and the diagnostic difficulties.

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