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    Erythema multiforme-like lesions in primary cutaneous aggressive cytotoxic epidermotropic CD8+ T-cell lymphoma: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Jun 23. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
    University of Milan, Dermatologic Clinic, Milan, Italy.
    Primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma (pCAECD8+ CTCL), is an extremely rare, rapidly progressing cutaneous lymphoma, with frequent systemic involvement, first recognized as a distinct clinicopathologic entity by Berti et al in 1999. (1) As the name suggests, this entity has an aggressive behavior and exhibits marked epidermotropism on histopathologic analysis. Conventional treatment modalities for classic CTCL are often ineffective and the prognosis is poor with a median survival of 12 months. Read More

    Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis presenting as fixed drug eruption: a case report.
    Dermatol Online J 2017 Jun 15;23(6). Epub 2017 Jun 15.
    Molecular Dermatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
    Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis (APD) is a rare disorder characterized by periodic skin lesions that erupt during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Clinical manifestations of APD is caused by an unusual allergy to progesterone and has a wide range of clinical manifestations from eczema and urticaria to angioedema and erythema multiforme. A 46-year-old woman described recurrent, round erythematous plaques on the lower lip, both forearms and buttocks. Read More

    Effectiveness of a fixed combination formula of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir for hepatitis C virus infection in patients on maintenance haemodialysis.
    Nephrology (Carlton) 2017 Jul;22(7):562-565
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
    A fixed-dose formula that combines Ombitasvir (OBV), Paritaprevir (PTV) and Ritonavir (RTV) has been launched into the field of anti-HCV therapy in Japan for patients infected with HCV genotypes 1 and 2 in 2015. However, little is yet known as to the efficacy and safety of this novel therapy in patients on maintenance haemodialysis (HD). The present report describes a preliminary experience in 10 patients (five males and five females) who underwent maintenance HD. Read More

    Mucositis Secondary to Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection: Expanding the Mycoplasma pneumoniae-Induced Rash and Mucositis Concept.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Jun 1. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    Department of Dermatology, La Paz Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
    The term Mycoplasma pneumoniae-induced rash and mucositis (MIRM) was recently proposed to identify the mucocutaneous condition secondary to M. pneumoniae infection that had historically been regarded among the more confusing pathologies of erythema multiforme and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Based on a number of previous reports, these syndromes require differentiation since they have different prognoses and specific treatment requirements. Read More

    Fuchs Syndrome: Medical Treatment of 1 Case and Literature Review.
    Case Rep Dermatol 2017 Jan-Apr;9(1):114-120. Epub 2017 Apr 18.
    Department of Odontology, University Hospital of Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
    Fuchs syndrome is a particular type of erythema multiforme major; the lesions are only found on the mucosae and specifically affect oral, ocular, and genital mucosae. The cause is not always immediately apparent, which is why this pathology requires a rigorous, detailed clinical examination to eliminate a differential diagnosis. The severity of the symptoms, particularly of oral and ocular symptoms, requires immediate treatment. Read More

    Efficacy and safety of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir in dialysis patients with genotype 1b chronic hepatitis C.
    Hepatol Res 2017 Apr 29. Epub 2017 Apr 29.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.
    Aim: From a pharmacokinetic viewpoint, the use of ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir, one of the standards of care for genotype 1b chronic hepatitis C in Japan, could be possible in patients with impaired renal function. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and safety of this combination that have not yet been addressed in patients undergoing dialysis.

    Methods: A retrospective, multicenter study evaluated the outcome of 12-week ombitasvir (non-structural protein [NS]5A inhibitor)/paritaprevir (NS3/4A protease inhibitor)/ritonavir combination therapy for dialysis patients. Read More

    Fever in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in Pediatric Cases: Laboratory Work-up and Antibiotic Therapy.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 May;36(5):513-515
    From the Department of Dermatology, Dokumentationszentrum schwerer Hautreaktionen (dZh), Medical Center-University of Freiburg, Hauptstrasse 7, 79104 Freiburg, Germany.
    Fever is a symptom that often accompanies skin eruptions, especially in children. It can be a sign of an infectious condition presenting with exanthems or it may precede an exanthematous eruption. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe reactions affecting skin and mucosa with blisters and erosions. Read More

    Imatinib mesylate-induced lichenoid drug eruption.
    Cutis 2017 Mar;99(3):189-192
    Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.
    Imatinib mesylate (imatinib) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor initially approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2001 for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Since then, the number of indicated uses for imatinib has substantially increased. It is increasingly important that dermatologists recognize adverse cutaneous manifestations of imatinib and are aware of their management and outcomes to avoid unnecessarily discontinuing a potentially lifesaving medication. Read More

    Lichenoid and interface dermatoses.
    Semin Diagn Pathol 2017 May 22;34(3):237-249. Epub 2017 Mar 22.
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States.
    The terms 'lichenoid' and 'interface' dermatitis are often used interchangeably to describe an inflammatory pattern characterized histologically by damage to the basal keratinocytes in the epidermis. The mechanism of cell damage of such cells is now best understood as apoptosis, or programmed cell death. This inflammatory pattern of dermatoses, is also accompanied frequently by a band of lymphocytes and histiocytes in the superficial dermis, that often obscures the dermal-epidermal junction, hence the term 'lichenoid'. Read More

    Cutaneous Manifestations of Diabetes Mellitus: A Review.
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 Apr 3. Epub 2017 Apr 3.
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Jena, Erfurter Straße 35, 07740, Jena, Germany.
    Diabetes mellitus is a widespread endocrine disease with severe impact on health systems worldwide. Increased serum glucose causes damage to a wide range of cell types, including endothelial cells, neurons, and renal cells, but also keratinocytes and fibroblasts. Skin disorders can be found in about one third of all people with diabetes and frequently occur before the diagnosis, thus playing an important role in the initial recognition of underlying disease. Read More

    Erythema multiforme following pneumococcal vaccination.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2017 Mar;26(1):25-26
    Department of Dermatology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece.
    Erythema multiforme (EM) is an acute and usually self-limited immune-mediated mucocutaneous disorder that is a hypersensitivity reaction to drugs, infections, and vaccines. Clinically, it is characterized by maculopapular, target-like lesions symmetrically distributed on the extremities (minor form) or additionally affecting one or more mucous membranes and causing epidermal detachment involving < 10% of the total body surface area (major form). We report a novel association between pneumococcal vaccination and the development of EM in a 2. Read More

    Human Orf complicated by Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita.
    Br J Dermatol 2017 Mar 24. Epub 2017 Mar 24.
    Dermatology Department, Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, France.
    Orf is a DNA parapoxvirus transmitted to humans by contact with infected goats and sheep. Many complications have been reported after Orf infection including erythema multiforme. A few cases of auto-immune bullous dermatosis complicating Orf disease have been reported to date, usually characterized by tense blisters eruptions with or without mucosal involvement, linear deposition of C3, IgG and/or IgA along the basement membrane and negativity of indirect immunofluorescence analysis and ELISA assays (performed in 4 of 11 reported cases) against target antigens of bullous pemphigoid, mucous membrane pemphigoid or epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, except one case of mucosal pemphigoid with antilaminin-332 antibodies. Read More

    Novel interferon-γ enzyme-linked immunoSpot assay using activated cells for identifying hypersensitivity-inducing drug culprits.
    J Dermatol Sci 2017 Jun 14;86(3):222-229. Epub 2017 Mar 14.
    Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan. Electronic address:
    Background: The drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test (DLST), also referred to as lymphocyte transformation test (LTT), is used to identify the culprit drug in cases of cutaneous adverse drug reactions (cADR). Although DLST is a widely used in vitro test, its sensitivity and specificity are unsatisfactory. Recent reports suggest that the detection of drug-induced interferon (IFN)-γ production using enzyme-linked immunoSpot (ELISpot) assay (conventional IFN-γ ELISpot) is useful for identifying culprit drugs in cADR cases. Read More

    Erythema multiforme as a reaction to imiquimod 5% cream.
    Dermatol Online J 2017 Feb 15;23(2). Epub 2017 Feb 15.
    College of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus.
    We describe a patient with erythema multiformefollowing a local site reaction after the use of topicalimiquimod 5% cream and review the literature forprevious reports of this cutaneous adverse effect. Read More

    Apremilast for treatment of recurrent erythema multiforme.
    Dermatol Online J 2017 Jan 15;23(1). Epub 2017 Jan 15.
    New York University, New York, NY.
    Recurrent erythema multiforme with oralinvolvement is therapeutically challenging.Apremilast has been used with success in resolvingthe oral aphthae of Behçet disease, prompting theuse of the drug in patients with oral erosions fromerythema multiforme. Three patients with oralerythema multiforme were given apremilast at dosesof 30-60mg daily. Read More

    [A new case of Rowell's syndrome].
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2017 Apr 18;144(4):263-267. Epub 2017 Mar 18.
    Service de dermatologie, hôpital Pasteur, 39, avenue de la Liberté, 68024 Colmar, France.
    Introduction: This article introduces a new case of Rowell's syndrome, a controversial entity defined by the association of lupus erythematosus and erythema multiforme.

    Observation: A 43-year-old woman was diagnosed with lupus erythematosus induced by esomeprazole. Because her eruption did not improve after withdrawal of the drug, hydroxychloroquine was administered. Read More

    Immunopathogenic Oral Diseases: An Overview 
Focusing on Pemphigus Vulgaris and Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid.
    Oral Health Prev Dent 2017;15(2):177-182
    Pemphigus vulgaris, mucosal pemphigoid (mucous membrane pemphigoid), lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematosus and erythema multiforme are a group of immune-mediated mucocutaneous disorders characterised clinically by the formation of blisters, erosions or ulcers. The oral mucosa is often affected, and sometimes the disease is limited to the mouth. The target antigens, autoreactive immune responses, microscopic features, treatment and prognosis vary from one disease to the other. Read More

    Unexpected recalcitrant course of drug-induced erythema multiforme-like eruption and interstitial pneumonia sequentially occurring after nivolumab therapy.
    J Dermatol 2017 Mar 11. Epub 2017 Mar 11.
    Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
    Vemurafenib improves survival of melanoma patients. However, cutaneous side-effects commonly occur in them. Nivolumab and ipilimumab are monoclonal antibodies against programmed death 1 and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4, both of which regulate excessive T-cell activation. Read More

    Clinical safety and activity of pembrolizumab in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (KEYNOTE-028): preliminary results from a non-randomised, open-label, phase 1b trial.
    Lancet Oncol 2017 May 11;18(5):623-630. Epub 2017 Mar 11.
    Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Background: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a highly aggressive cancer with poor prognosis and few treatment options following progression on platinum-containing chemotherapy. We assessed the safety and efficacy of pembrolizumab (an anti-programmed cell death receptor 1 [PD-1] antibody) in advanced solid tumours expressing programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) and report here on the interim analysis of the malignant pleural mesothelioma cohort.

    Methods: Previously treated patients with PD-L1-positive malignant pleural mesothelioma were enrolled from 13 centres in six countries. Read More

    Pediatric Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in the United States.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2017 May 9;76(5):811-817.e4. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
    Department of Dermatology, Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. Electronic address:
    Background: Little is known about the epidemiology of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in children.

    Objective: We sought to determine the morbidity, mortality, and comorbid health conditions of SJS and TEN in US children.

    Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of the 2009 to 2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which contains a representative 20% sample of all US hospitalizations. Read More

    Human Leukocyte Antigen Class I Genes Associated With Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Severe Ocular Complications Following Use of Cold Medicine in a Brazilian Population.
    JAMA Ophthalmol 2017 Apr;135(4):355-360
    Department of Frontier Medical Science and Technology for Ophthalmology, Kyoto, Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
    Importance: Describing the association with human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles could facilitate the understanding of increased risk factors for development of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) in patients with severe ocular complications (SOCs).

    Objective: To investigate the association between HLA class I genes and cold medicine (CM)-associated SJS/TEN with SOCs.

    Design, Setting, And Participants: This case-control study was conducted between February 8, 2013, and August 29, 2014. Read More

    Reported Adverse Drug Reactions in Infants: A Nationwide Analysis in Malaysia.
    Front Pharmacol 2017 10;8:30. Epub 2017 Feb 10.
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARAPuncak Alam, Malaysia; Vector-borne Diseases Research Group, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences CoRe, Universiti Teknologi MARAShah Alam, Malaysia.
    Spontaneous adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reporting is a useful source of drug safety information in infants as only adult patients are routinely tested in clinical trials. This study was aimed to evaluate the spontaneously reported ADRs using WHO Adverse Reaction Terminology and to identify the common drugs associated with ADRs in children under 2 years of age. A retrospective analysis of ADR data for children below 2 years old from 2000 to 2013 was conducted using the data extracted from Malaysia's national pharmacovigilance database, QUEST2 System. Read More


    An exploratory factor analysis of the spontaneous reporting of severe cutaneous adverse reactions.
    Ther Adv Drug Saf 2017 Jan 29;8(1):4-16. Epub 2016 Nov 29.
    Pfizer Inc., New York, NY, USA.
    Background: Severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) are prominent in pharmacovigilance (PhV). They have some commonalities such as nonimmediate nature and T-cell mediation and rare overlap syndromes have been documented, most commonly involving acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), and DRESS and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). However, they display diverse clinical phenotypes and variations in specific T-cell immune response profiles, plus some specific genotype-phenotype associations. Read More

    A Review of the Pathogenesis of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
    J Nippon Med Sch 2016 ;83(6):216-222
    Department of Dermatology, Nippon Medical School.
    Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare skin condition, most often drug-induced, known for its skin detachment and high mortality. In general, acute TEN is considered a T-cell mediated, type IV hypersensitivity disorder. It mostly results from a cumulative effect of risks from the drug structure, drug metabolism, HLA alleles and T cell clonotypes. Read More

    Vesicular Contact Reaction May Progress into Erythema Multiforme.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2016 Dec;24(4):307-309
    Prof. Magdalena Czarnecka-Operacz, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, 49 Przybyszewski Str., 60-355 Poznań, Poland.
    Dear Editor, Erythema multiforme is considered an acute skin condition, characterized by a self-limiting and sometimes recurrent course. It is regarded as a type IV hypersensitivity reaction associated with certain infections, medications, and other various triggers. Allergic contact dermatitis is in turn a delayed type of induced allergy as a result of cutaneous contact with a specific allergen to which the patient develops specific sensitivity. Read More

    Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome secondary to carbamazepine.
    Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2017 Jan;30(1):94-96
    Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Temple, Texas.
    Anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome (AHS) is a potentially fatal multiorgan drug reaction that presents with various cutaneous eruptions. There is a genetic predisposition to such reactions. We present a young woman with AHS due to carbamazepine that presented as an atypical erythema multiforme with elevated liver enzymes. Read More

    Alectinib-Induced Erythema Multiforme and Successful Rechallenge with Alectinib in a Patient with Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase-Rearranged Lung Cancer.
    Case Rep Oncol 2016 Sep-Dec;9(3):826-832. Epub 2016 Dec 8.
    Department of Premier Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan; Department of Respiratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan.
    Background: Alectinib is an oral drug developed for the treatment of patients with fusion gene encoding echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4-anaplastic lymphoma kinase (EML4-ALK)-rearranged non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we present the case of a patient treated with alectinib who developed a hypersensitivity reaction with successful rechallenge treatment.

    Case Presentation: A 39-year-old woman who was a passive smoker was referred to Osaka City University Hospital for the evaluation of a skin event caused by treatment for NSCLC with the fusion gene EML4-ALK. Read More

    Genome-wide association study using the ethnicity-specific Japonica array: identification of new susceptibility loci for cold medicine-related Stevens-Johnson syndrome with severe ocular complications.
    J Hum Genet 2017 Apr 19;62(4):485-489. Epub 2017 Jan 19.
    Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
    A genome-wide association study (GWAS) for cold medicine-related Stevens-Johnson syndrome (CM-SJS) with severe ocular complications (SOC) was performed in a Japanese population. A recently developed ethnicity-specific array with genome-wide imputation that was based on the whole-genome sequences of 1070 unrelated Japanese individuals was used. Validation analysis with additional samples from Japanese individuals and replication analysis using samples from Korean individuals identified two new susceptibility loci on chromosomes 15 and 16. Read More

    Epidemiology and Molecular Characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae During an Outbreak of M. pneumoniae-associated Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 2017 Jun;36(6):564-571
    From the *Epidemic Intelligence Service, and †Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; ‡Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and §Department of Pediatrics, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado; ¶Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; ‖Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado; and **Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, Colorado.
    Background: An increase in Mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) cases at a Colorado pediatric hospital led to an outbreak investigation. We describe the epidemiologic and molecular characteristics of M. pneumoniae among SJS case-patients and surrounding community members during the outbreak. Read More

    ISMP Adverse Drug Reactions: Sildenafil-Induced Erythema Multiforme Acute Liver Injury Due to Febuxostat Intravenous Acetaminophen-Induced Acute Hepatotoxicity Acute Transient Myopia Induced by Zanamivir Lidocaine-Induced Hoigne Syndrome.
    Hosp Pharm 2016 Dec;51(11):884-887
    The purpose of this feature is to heighten awareness of specific adverse drug reactions (ADRs), discuss methods of prevention, and promote reporting of ADRs to the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) MedWatch program (800-FDA-1088). If you have reported an interesting, preventable ADR to MedWatch, please consider sharing the account with our readers. Write to Dr. Read More

    Interleukin-15 Is Associated with Severity and Mortality in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
    J Invest Dermatol 2017 May 21;137(5):1065-1073. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
    Whole-Genome Research Core Laboratory of Human Diseases, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan; Department of Dermatology, Drug Hypersensitivity Clinical and Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Linkou and Keelung, Taiwan; Chang Gung Immunology Consortium, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; Department of Dermatology, Xiamen Chang Gung Hospital, Xiamen, China. Electronic address:
    Early diagnosis and prognosis monitoring for Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) still remain a challenge. This study aims to explore any cytokine/chemokine with prognostic potential in Stevens-Johnson syndrome/TEN. Through screening a panel of 28 serological factors, IL-6, IL-8, IL-15, tumor necrosis factor-α, and granulysin were upregulated in patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome/TEN and selected for the further validation in total 155 patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome/TEN, including 77 from Taiwan and 78 from the Registry of Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions. Read More

    Erythema exsudativum multiforme induced by a taurine-containing energy drink.
    Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2016 Dec;25(4):83-84
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Clinical Center of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo.
    Erythema exsudativum multiforme is an immunologically mediated skin condition caused by viruses, bacteria, food, and drugs. There are different forms, and depending on the severity of the disease there is a major and minor form. Whereas the minor form passes without consequences, the major form and Stevens-Johnson syndrome affect the mucosa and may result in death. Read More

    Review of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
    Int J Mol Sci 2016 Dec 18;17(12). Epub 2016 Dec 18.
    Dermatology Department, Royal North Shore Hospital, 2065 Sydney, Australia.
    Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare but life threatening mucocutaneous reaction to drugs or their metabolites. It is characterised by widespread keratinocyte apoptosis and sloughing of the skin, erosions of the mucous membranes, painful blistering, and severe systemic disturbance. The pathophysiology of TEN is incompletely understood. Read More

    Is this a simple drug eruption to be discharged?
    Turk J Emerg Med 2016 Dec 14;16(4):176-178. Epub 2016 Jun 14.
    Ataturk University Education and Research Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.
    'Erythema Multiforme associated with Phenytoin And Cranial radiation Therapy' (EMPACT) is a very rare clinic situation and classified in EM-like drug reactions. It can be easily misdiagnosed as acute urticaria or drug eruption in ED. Initial symptoms may resemble a simple skin problem, but diagnosing and early hospitalization of the patients can be lifesaving. Read More

    Streptococcus agalactiae Endophthalmitis in Boston Keratoprosthesis in a Patient with Steven-Johnson Syndrome.
    Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2016 Oct-Dec;23(4):329-331
    King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    A 25-year-old Syrian male with a previous episode of Stevens-Johnson syndrome with bilateral corneal cicatrization previously underwent surgery for Type 1 Boston Keratoprosthesis (K-Pro). Sixteen months after the K-Pro surgery, the patient presented with decreased vision to hand motion and microbial keratitis of the graft around the K-Pro with purulent discharge. Corneal scrapings were nonrevealing. Read More

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