DRESS syndrome in a child treated for toxoplasma retinochoroiditis.
Yusuf IH., Sahare P., Hildebrand GD.
Children treated for toxoplasma retinochoroiditis may experience a range of severe adverse drug responses. Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome is a life-threatening idiosyncratic drug reaction with a 10% mortality. We present a case of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome in a child on standard combination treatment with oral sulfadiazine, pyrimethamine, folinic acid, and steroids for toxoplasma retinochoroiditis. Early clinical recognition and appropriate treatment led to a complete recovery and no longterm sequelae. The parents of children during sulfadiazine treatment should be counseled on the potential significance of nonspecific illness.