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Case Report

Multiple Drug Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome Reactions in a Patient with Drugs that Have Known HLA Associations for Reactions

Khan S1*, Bhartia S2 and Roy S1
1Department of Allergy & Immunology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2Department of Haematology & Bone Marrow Transplantation, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Corresponding Author : Sujoy Khan
Consultant Immunologist
Apollo Gleneagles Hospital
58, Canal Circular Road
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 04, 2014; Accepted February 27, 2014; Published March 15, 2014
Citation: Khan S, Bhartia S, Roy S (2014) Multiple Drug Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome Reactions in a Patient with Drugs that Have Known HLA Associations for Reactions. Gen Med (Los Angel) 2:133. doi: 10.4172/2327-5146.1000133
Copyright: © 2014 Khan S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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We report a rare case of a patient with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) who had severe drug hypersensitivity reactions with not only allopurinol and imatinib therapies for the CML, but also to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and an antibiotic. Each of the drugs (allopurinol and imatinib) when used alone, and in combination, had caused various combinations of fever (hyperpyrexia), rash and/or generalized edema. The patient had the HLA-B*58 haplotype that is associated with allopurinol induced Steven-Johnson syndrome. However, in our case, imatinib alone also caused a similar reaction. We discuss the other ‘at-risk’ HLA alleles and known drug reactions and that our patient was unfortunate to have all of these HLA alleles. Further studies are required to confirm whether the HLA-B*58 haplotype is a risk factor for imatinib induced adverse cutaneous drug reactions.


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