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|Title:||Red herring in returned traveler: drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptom (DRESS) syndrome mimicking sepsis.||Austin Authors:||Lim, Hui Yin;Huang, Gene Khai Lin;Torresi, Joseph ;Johnson, Douglas F||Affiliation:||Department of General Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia||Issue Date:||28-Aug-2014||Publication information:||Journal of Travel Medicine 2014; 21(6): 425-8||Abstract:||We report a case of a 51-year-old Han Chinese recently returned traveler, who was admitted with a generalized maculopapular rash, fevers, shock, and multi-organ failure. Extensive investigations failed to reveal an infective cause. Skin biopsy findings together with the recent commencement of allopurinol raised a diagnosis of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptom syndrome. High-dose prednisolone was commenced and the patient made a rapid recovery. This case highlights that not all sepsis-like presentations in returned travelers are due to infective causes and that severe drug reactions need to be considered in the differential diagnosis.||Gov't Doc #:||25345985||URI:||http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/12446||DOI:||10.1111/jtm.12152||URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25345985||Type:||Journal Article|
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