What should be included in the medication history of suspected drug eruptions?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Jonathan E Blume, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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In addition, the following should be noted and detailed:

  • Interval between introduction of a drug and onset of the eruption

  • Route, dose, duration, and frequency of drug administration

  • Use of parenterally administered drugs (more likely to cause anaphylaxis)

  • Use of topically applied drugs (more likely to induce delayed-type hypersensitivity)

  • Use of multiple courses of therapy and prolonged administration (risk of allergic sensitization)

  • Any improvement after drug withdrawal and any reaction with readministration


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