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Carbamazepine-induced DRESS syndrome in a child: Rapid response to pulsed corticosteroids

  • Author(s): Teng, Paul
  • Tan, Boon
  • et al.
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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.

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