DRESS: A Case Study

Steven Hall

Abstract


This case study describes an incidence of DRESS secondary to Phenytoin. DRESS is characterized by pyrexia, diffuse maculopapular rash, eosinophilia with reactive lymphocytes, hepatitis and renal dysfunction. Similar cases are commonly seen in some variation in many clinical settings where Physician Assistants are employed, and carries a high degree of mortality.  It is hoped that through the publication of this case, that Physician Assistants will become more familiar with the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of DRESS, as well as the significant associated mortality and common offending medications. 

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