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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 44, n° 2P2
pages 354-357 (février 2001)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2001.101885
Stevens-Johnson syndrome caused by the antiretroviral drug nevirapine

Denise W. Metry, MD a, Christopher J. Lahart, MD b, Kathryn L. Farmer, MD a, Adelaide A. Hebert, MD a
a Departments of Dermatology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston 
b Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine 


Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor widely used in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection. Severe rash, including the Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), is the major toxicity of nevirapine and is described in the package labeling with a prominent, boxed warning. Though physicians treating large populations of patients with HIV are well aware of this complication, only one other report of nevirapine-associated SJS has been documented in the dermatology literature. We describe 2 cases of SJS related to nevirapine use and review the literature on this newly recognized association. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;44:354-7.)

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