Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) syndrome

Sonal Choudhary, Michael McLeod, Daniele Torchia, Paolo Romanelli

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Abstract

Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome is a severe idiosyncratic drug reaction with a long latency period. It has been described using many terms; however, drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome appears to be the most appropriate. This syndrome causes a diverse array of clinical symptoms, anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks after initiating the offending drug. Standardized criteria for the diagnosis have been developed; however, their utility remains to be validated. Unfortunately, the management of drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome is not well supported by strong evidence-based data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume6
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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