Translate this Page

Monday, January 29, 2018

What is DRESS Syndrome?

DRESS (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) is a poorly understood syndrome that has an unknown prevalence in the pediatric population because it is often missed by doctors. 
Symptoms include fever, an itchy rash covering over half the body, enlarged lymph nodes, and inflammation of the liver. A blood test reveals increased white blood cells, "atypical lymphocytes" (abnormally large and irregular lymphocytes because they are infected with the virus), and elevated eosinophils. 

What causes it? There have been links to both herpesvirus (including oral and genital herpes, epstein barr virus and roseola virus) and a couple months after starting certain anti-seizure medications. Bad cases will involve >90% of the skin and affect multiple organs such as the kidneys, and there may be involvement of the mucosal lining of the mouth and lips which can mimic life threatening drug and infectious reactions known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
It is very difficult to avoid getting this syndrome, as it is unknown why some patients get it and others do not. It can take months to fully recover from DRESS syndrome. The treatment, if caused by a medication, is to stop that medication. Most patients get IV or topical steroids to calm the immune system. 
Most often, pediatric rashes are harmless. In rare cases such as this, however, some detective work is required to make a swift and proper diagnosis.

1 comment:

  1. I have long felt a special connection with herbal medicine. First, it's natural, Charlie attended the same small college in Southern California - Claremont Men's College - although he dropped out of school to enroll in the Julliard School of Performing Arts in New York. York. Had he been to Claremont, he would have been senior the year I started there; I often thought that was the reason he was gone when he discovered that I had herpes. So, my life was lonely, all day, I could not stand the pain of the outbreak, and then Tasha introduced me to Dr. Itua who uses her herbal medicines to cure her two weeks of consumption. I place an order for him and he hands it to my post office, then I pick it up and use it for two weeks. All my wound is completely healed no more epidemic. I tell you honestly that this man is a great man, I trust him Herbal medicine so much that I share this to show my gratitude and also to let sick people know that there is hope with Dr. Itua. Herbal Phytotherapy.Dr Itua Contact Whatsapp ... 2348149277967
    He cures.
    Breast Cancer
    Brain Cancer
    Hepatitis,Glaucoma., Cataracts,Macular degeneration,Cardiovascular disease,Lung disease.Enlarged prostate,Osteoporosis.Alzheimer's disease,
    Dementia.Tach Disease,Shingles,
    Lung Cancer
    HIV,Arthritis,Amyotrophic Lateral Scoliosis,Fibromyalgia,Fluoroquinolone Toxicity
    Cervical Cancer
    Colo-rectal Cancer
    Blood Cancer
    Liver / Inflammatory kidney