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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Nov;26(11):1053-6.

Nevirapine-associated rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms in a child with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9063, USA.


Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS Syndrome) associated with nevirapine treatment has not been previously reported in children. These findings can mimic other common illnesses, and treatment options are limited. We describe a 12-year-old girl infected with human immunodeficiency virus who developed hypersensitivity to nevirapine therapy. She was successfully treated with intravenous immune globulin.

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