Volume 18
Number 3
Aug 2014
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Case Reports
E.J.W. van Veen, J.E. Tulleken

We present a case of a drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) in a patient with brain abscesses. The adverse drug event presents with high fever, generalised rash, hypereosinophilia and organ dysfunction. The mainstay of treatment is cessation of the culprit drug, but in our case continuation of antibiotics was essential for the treatment of brain abscesses and alternative antibiotics were hardly, if at all, available.

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