DRESS syndrome

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What is DRESS syndrome?

DRESS syndrome is a term used to describe a severe idiosyncratic reaction to a drug that is characterized by a long latency of onset after exposure to the offending medication, a rash, involvement of internal organs, hematologic abnormalities and systemic illness.

Common symptoms reported by people with DRESS syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with DRESS syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
DRESS syndrome (2)
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
DRESS syndrome (1)

Data from patients with DRESS syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with DRESS syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for DRESS syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
edema (fluid retention) lymphedema 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
DRESS syndrome (2)
Treatment name(s)

(CellCept)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
DRESS syndrome (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with DRESS syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has DRESS syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 3
30s 0
40s 9
50s 9
60s 3
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 11
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from DRESS syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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