Adverse cutaneous drug eruptions: current understanding

  title={Adverse cutaneous drug eruptions: current understanding},
  author={W. Hoetzenecker and M. N{\"a}geli and E. T. Mehra and A. N. Jensen and I. Saulite and P. Schmid-Grendelmeier and E. Guenova and A. Cozzio and L. French},
  journal={Seminars in Immunopathology},
  • W. Hoetzenecker, M. Nägeli, +6 authors L. French
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in Immunopathology
  • Adverse cutaneous drug reactions are recognized as being major health problems worldwide causing considerable costs for health care systems. Most adverse cutaneous drug reactions follow a benign course; however, up to 2 % of all adverse cutaneous drug eruptions are severe and life-threatening. These include acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN… CONTINUE READING
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