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Autumn 2015, Vol. 23 No. 3

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2015) 23, 105-112

Original Article

Cutaneous adverse drug reactions in a tertiary hospital in South-east Asia


JYY Pang 彭亦瑜, SM Pang 彭紹明, HY Koh 許弘毅


The clinical spectrum of cutaneous adverse drug reactions range from benign, self-limiting reactions to life-threatening conditions. Patients with severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions require longer hospitalisation that cost both the hospital and health care system. Cutaneous adverse drug reactions are common complications of medical therapy. While most are benign and self-limiting after withdrawal of the offending drugs, serious cutaneous adverse drug reactions may cause significant morbidity and mortality. Physicians should be trained to recognise and manage cutaneous adverse drug reactions.


Keywords: Allergy, drug hypersensitivity syndrome, drug reaction, Steven-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis

關鍵詞: 過敏、藥物過敏症候群、藥物反應、史蒂芬強生症候群、毒性表皮壞死溶解症