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Quetiapine-induced drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptom syndrome

1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Nazareth College of Pharmacy, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pharmacy Practice, St. James' College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Roshni Acha Biju,
Nazareth College of Pharmacy, Othera, Pathanamthitta - 689 546, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_82_21

Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESSs) syndrome is an adverse cutaneous reaction characterized by fever, skin eruption, hematological abnormalities, and internal organ involvement. Although many drugs are known to cause DRESS syndrome, quetiapine-induced DRESS syndrome case is rare. We report a case of a 78-year-old male who developed DRESS syndrome presented with rashes, eosinophilia after taking quetiapine for 2 weeks.


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