Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms Syndrome Associated with Ethambutol use: A Case Report

Author(s): Ajita Kapur, Harmeet Singh Rehan*

Journal Name: Current Drug Safety

Volume 14 , Issue 3 , 2019

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Background: Among the first line Anti-Tubercular Drugs (ATDs), ethambutol has been rarely associated to cause drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome.

Case Report: A 34-year-old woman presented in an out-patient department of Dermatology with fever, skin eruptions, eosino- philia, hyperinflated lung fields and deranged liver enzymes after 35 days of the initiation of ATDs. The patient recovered completely after stopping ethambutol and administration of topical and sys- temic corticosteroids.

Results and Conclusion: Based on the available evidences of de-challenge and re-challenge of suspected drugs, ethambutol was certainly implicated to cause DRESS syndrome.

Keywords: Drug reaction with eosinophilia, systemic symptoms syndrome, ethambutol, adverse drug reaction, drug-induced, ATDs.

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Year: 2019
Published on: 17 September, 2019
Page: [249 - 251]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1574886314666190307150757

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