DRESS Syndrome

Conveniently, the name is very descriptive – it is a drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms -

DRESS Syndrome

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DRESS syndrome – a rapid review

Unfortunately, there is no reliable gold standard for the diagnosis of DRESS syndrome. There are a few different published diagnostic criteria... My takeaway is to be on the lookout for rash with at least one systemic and one hematologic symptom.

There are a number of other severe cutaneous drug reactions that will present with a fever and a rash, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and erythroderma.

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