Published: 2020-03-24

A case report of drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome induced by dapsone

Swathy A. R., A. N. Dattatri


Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a distinct, severe, idiosyncratic reaction to a drug characterized by a prolonged latency period. It is followed by a variety of clinical manifestations, usually fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, eosinophilia, and a wide range of mild-to-severe systemic presentations. Among sulfonamides, Dapsone, sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim and sulfasalazine are the most common offending drugs. We report here a case of DRESS syndrome due to dapsone.


Dapsone, Dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome, DRESS syndrome

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