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2021 Jul 30

Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol



Liver enzyme elevation and eosinophilia with atorvastatin: a case of probable DRESS without cutaneous symptoms.


Zereshkian A, Waserman S
Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2021 Jul 30; 17(1):81.
PMID: 34330325.


Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity reaction to medication. While a relatively rare phenomenon, early identification and discontinuation of the offending agent is pivotal to patient management. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of probable atorvastatin induced DRESS syndrome without rash.