Allopurinol-induced drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
- At: 2011 FIP Congress in Hyderabad (India)
- Type: Poster
- By: YA-LIEN, Huang (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, China Taiwan)
- Co-author(s): Shin-Tarng, Deng (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, China Taiwan)
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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