DRESS Syndrome - Nomenclature

Nomenclature

DRESS is one of several terms that have been used to describe a severe idiosyncratic reaction to a drug that is characterized by a long latency of onset after exposure to the offending medication, a rash, involvement of internal organs, hematologic abnormalities, and systemic illness. Other synonymous names and acronyms include HHS (Hypersensitivity Syndrome), AHS (Anticonvulsant Hypersensitivity Syndrome), DIHS (Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome), DIDMOHS (Drug-Induced Delayed Multiorgan Hypersensitivity Syndrome), and Drug-Induced Pseudolymphoma.

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