Rare Medical News

5 Facts you should know about

DRESS syndrome

fivefacts-dark.svg

1

A rare reaction

to certain medications which includes characteristic blood abnormalities such as an abnormally high level of eosinophils, low number of platelets, and increased number of lymphocytes.

2

The symptoms of DRESS syndrome

usually begin 2 to 6 weeks but uncommonly up to 8–16 weeks after exposure to an offending drug.

3

It involves primarily a widespread

skin rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and characteristic blood abnormalities.

4

DRESS is often complicated

by potentially life-threatening inflammation of internal organs.

5

The syndrome has about a 10% mortality rate.

Rare Medical News