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Acta Médica Peruana

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SOTO CACERES, Victor A.  and  RODRIGUEZ BARBOZA, Rosa E.. Stevens Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis induced by HAART prophylaxis in the National Hospital Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo, Lambayeque, Perú. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2007, vol.24, n.1, pp.27-30. ISSN 1728-5917.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) are acute inflammatory reactions due to hypersensitivity and inmunological responses that involves skin and mucous membranes. Adverse effects of antiretroviral drugs in a 25 year old male who received Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy as prophylaxis were diagnosed. He had exanthema that progresse to SJS and advanced to TEN. He was in an Intensive Care Unit, but he had several complications and died with sepsis. 

Keywords : Stevens-Johnson syndrome; toxic epidermal necrolysis; adverse effects.

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