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Allopurinol-induced drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms

  • In: Hospital Pharmacy Posters
  • At: Hyderabad (India) (2011)
  • Type: Poster
  • Poster code: HPS-P-35
  • By: YA-LIEN, Huang (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, China Taiwan)
  • Co-author(s): Shin-Tarng, Deng (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, China Taiwan)
  • Abstract:

    Introduction: Allopurinol has been widely used for the treatment of hyperuricemia and gout. Incidence of skin reactions is less than 1%. Allopurinol-hypersensitivity syndrome is a life-threatening adverse reaction characterized by skin rashes, fever, leukocytosis with eosinophilia and liver or renal dysfunctions. Mortality is approximately 10%


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