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Stevens-Johnson syndrome: report on a case with a strange complaint of allergy to bus.
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PMID:  24558775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is an uncommon inflammatory skin disorder in which immune mechanisms, cytotoxic reactions, and delayed hypersensitivity seem to be involved. Herein, an unusual case with strange complaint of"bus allergy" is presented, suffering from severe generalized itching and skin lesions, followed by ulcers in his mouth and genitalia. The diagnosis of Stevens-Johnson syndrome was made and appropriate treatment was advised. However, detailed medical history revealed a completely different cause of his allergic reactions, as he had occasionally used dimenhydrinate because of motion sickness in his history. Therefore, adverse drug reaction to dimenhydrinate was considered as the main underlying cause of the disease. In conclusion, thorough medical history should be taken to make a definitive diagnosis and identify the underlying disease, since accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment can prevent further complications.
Iraj Mohammadzadeh; Mojdeh Khaledi; Nima Rezaei
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Croatica     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0353-9466     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Croat     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-02-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9425483     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Croat     Country:  Croatia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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