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Meglumine antimoniate-induced DRESS: original case with a positive skin test

  • Amel Chaabane EMAIL logo , Haifa Ben Romdhane , Hajer Ben Brahim , Nadia Ben Fredj , Zohra Chadli , Naceur A Boughattas , Mohamed Chakroun and Karim Aouam
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


We report a case of a 64-year-old woman treated with meglumine antimoniate (Glucantime®). On day 20, she developed fever, a pruriginous skin rash and myalgia. The blood tests showed eosinophilia and hepatic cytolysis. The clinico-biological picture improved gradually and the symptoms disappeared 4 weeks after the drug withdrawal. Six weeks later, intradermal tests to Glucantime® were performed and were positive at 48 hour-reading. This clinical picture suggests DRESS induced by meglumine antimoniate. To the best of our knowledge, only one case of meglumine antimoniate-induced DRESS has been reported in the literature and we are the first to report a case confirmed by skin tests.

  1. Conflicts of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.


The authors are greatly indebted to Prof. Adel Rdissi for his help in improving the language used in this article.


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Received: 2017-11-23
Revised: 2018-05-19
Accepted: 2018-07-17
Published Online: 2018-10-18
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

© 2018 W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS

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