Ajita Kapur and Harmeet Singh Rehan* Pages 249 - 251 ( 3 )
Background: Among the first line Anti-Tubercular Drugs (ATDs), ethambutol has been rarely associated to cause drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome.
Case Report: A 34-year-old woman presented in an out-patient department of Dermatology with fever, skin eruptions, eosino- philia, hyperinflated lung fields and deranged liver enzymes after 35 days of the initiation of ATDs. The patient recovered completely after stopping ethambutol and administration of topical and sys- temic corticosteroids.
Results and Conclusion: Based on the available evidences of de-challenge and re-challenge of suspected drugs, ethambutol was certainly implicated to cause DRESS syndrome.
Drug reaction with eosinophilia, systemic symptoms syndrome, ethambutol, adverse drug reaction, drug-induced, ATDs.
Department of Pharmacology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi 110001, Department of Pharmacology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, New Delhi 110001