Which of the following features is REQUIRED for the diagnosis to be made?
- High fever (very common)
- Facial edema
- Skin pain
- A "sick" patient
LFTs/BUN/Cr (or CMP)
Cardiac enzymes IF there's chest pain, hypotension, arrhythmia, etc
Now that you've diagnosed DRESS, you need to identify the drug trigger! You can always call derm for help. But let's try a poll:
How long after drug initiation might DRESS occur?