Which conditions may complicate the recovery of drug eruptions?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Jonathan E Blume, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Answer

For most drug eruptions, full recovery without any complications is expected; however, the following should be noted:

  • Patients with exanthematous eruptions should expect mild desquamation as the rash resolves

  • Patients with hypersensitivity syndrome are at risk of becoming hypothyroid, usually within the first 4-12 weeks after the reaction; there is also a risk of diabetes

  • The prognosis for patients with TEN is guarded; scarring, blindness, and death are possible

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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