Case Report

An Unusual Etiology of DRESS Syndrome


  • Anjali Ulas
  • Sebastian Criton

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2018;12(2):0-0


Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is characterized by fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, eosinophilia and/other leukocyte abnormalities and internal organ involvement such as hepatitis. DRESS syndrome is caused by drugs such as aromatic anticonvulsants, allopurinol, sulphonamides, antiretroviral agents and minocycline. This syndrome can occur in conditions other than these usually implicated drugs. In such situations we have to consider other possible etiologies when there are unusual manifestations in DRESS syndrome. This case is highlighted because of such an unusual etiology of DRESS syndrome apart from the usually implicated agents.

Keywords: DRESS syndrome, Mercury, Siddha medicines