DAPSONE HYPERSENSITIVITY SYNDROME - A CASE REPORT
Dapsone is widely used for a variety of infectious, immune and hypersensitivity disorders. However, the use of dapsone may be associated with a plethora of adverse effects.
We are reporting a 6 year old who was treated with dapsone for one month. He presented to us with low grade fever and skin lesions all over body with normal systemic examination. He was evaluated and was diagnosed as having Dapsone Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DHS) and treated with steroids.
The incidence of DHS ranges from 0.5% to3%. DHS can present as early as 7–10 days after administration of the drug uptil 6 months into. therapy DHS must be promptly identified, as
Untreated the disorder could be fatal. This syndrome is best approached with the immediate discontinuation of the offending drug and prompt administration of oral or intravenous glucocorticoids.Since dapsone is used for various indications, the salient features about the syndrome and its management should be familiarized.
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