Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2013, Vol 11, Num, 2     (Pages: 123-127)

Stevens-Johnson syndrome: a case due to hydroxychloroquine

Rabia Bilge ÖZGÜL ÖZDEMİR 1, Ferda BİLGİR 1, Timur PIRILDAR 2, Cengiz KIRMAZ 1,

1 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Allerji ve İmmünoloji Bilim Dalı, Manisa, Türkiye
2 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Romatoloji Bilim Dalı, Manisa, Türkiye

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Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare but life-threatening mucocutaneous skin reaction that is often caused by drugs. The most common causes of mortality are sepsis, gastrointestinal bleeding and fluidelectrolyte imbalance. In this article, a patient with Stevens-Johnson syndrome due to hydroxychloroquine is reported.

Keywords : Stevens-Johnson syndrome, hydroxychloroquine