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Unclear information regarding the correct diagnosis. The Photo Quiz “Pruritic Skin Rash and Fever” (February 1, 2014, p. 213) contained unclear information in the answers (p. 213), discussion (p. 214), and summary table (p. 214). Although drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is also known as anticonvulsant hypersensitivity syndrome, it would have been more clear for the answer to have been DRESS syndrome, because the patient was taking allopurinol (Zyloprim), a medication associated with DRESS syndrome, and not an anticonvulsant. The discussion should have clarified the medications often associated with DRESS syndrome. The online version of this Photo Quiz has been modified to address these issues.



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