Carbamazepine induced DRESS syndrome-Case report and brief review

Author : Neethu Ros Tom, Greeshma Hanna Varghese, Hanna Alexander, Swethalekshmi V

Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptom (DRESS) is a potentially life-threatening syndrome including severe eruption, fever, eosinophilia and internal organ involvement. A 17 year-old female with bipolar disorder was admitted with maculapapular rash accompanied by a fever and malaise. Patient shows signs of hepatocellular injury by elevated liver enzymes. Carbamazepine was immediately stopped, and the patient was treated by oral antihistamines and dermal corticosteroids.

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