Dermatology Online Journal
Carbamazepine-induced DRESS syndrome in a child: Rapid response to pulsed corticosteroids
- Author(s): Teng, Paul
- Tan, Boon
- et al.
DRESS syndrome is an idiosyncratic reaction to drugs, which can occur in both adults and children. To date there is no agreed upon criteria for its diagnosis; there is even less consensus on its management. We report the case of a 14- year-old boy with carbamazepine induced DRESS syndrome, predominantly involving the liver. He responded rapidly to high dose pulsed intravenous corticosteroids.