Successful Treatment for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis/Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome Overlap with Corticosteroids, Intravenous Immunoglobulins and Plasma Exchange
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kimiko Nakajima
Department of Dermatology, Kochi Medical School
Kochi University, Okohcho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783-8505, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 22, 2014; Accepted date: May 06, 2014; Published date: May 13, 2014
Citation: KudoT, Nakajima K, Shiga T, Nakajima H, Tohyama M, Hashimoto K and Sano S (2014) Successful Treatment for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis/Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome Overlap with Corticosteroids, Intravenous Immunoglobulins and Plasma Exchange. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 5:216. doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000216
Copyright: © 2014 Nakajima K, 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.
An-80-year-old woman treated with allopurinol showed atypical target lesions with blister and erosions, which rapidly extended over the trunk and limb. She was diagnosed as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). Despite the treatment with pulsed corticosteroids and i.v. immunoglobulins, the skin lesions rapidly extended over the entire body. Strikingly, the progression of blistering with stopped by Plasma Exchange (PE). Since human herpes virus 6 reactivation occurred, she was also diagnosed as Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DIHS). We presented here a rare case of DIHS with skin manifestation of TEN successfully treated with PE.