DRESS Syndrome (Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms)

From Life in the Fast Lane:

  • Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS syndrome)
  • It affects approximately 1 per 1500 new users of phenytoin and carbamazepine [Reference]
  • The mortality rate associated with DRESS syndrome is approximately 10%, the majority due to fulminant liver failure [Reference]
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