Drug rash

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Background

ABCs of Drug Rashes

Clinical Features

Morbilliform drug eruption on back
  • Sudden, usually morbilliform, often starts on face & trunk & spreads
  • More polymorphous than viral exanthem

Differential Diagnosis

Erythematous rash

Table of Severe Drug Reactions

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Evaluation

  • Typically a clinical diagnosis

Management

  • Discontinue offending agent
  • Supportive
  • Topical steroids may help relieve pruritus

Disposition

  • If no signs of anaphylaxis or significant sloughing, consider outpatient management

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Authors:

Ross Donaldson