Persistent high nevirapine blood level with DRESS syndrome 12 days after interruption of antiretroviral therapy
- Alice Breining1,
- Amelie Guihot1,
- Dominique Warot1,
- Ana Canestri1,
- Gilles Peytavin2,
- Francois Bricaire1,
- Eric Caumes1
- 1Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, Infectious Disease, 47–83 Boulevard de l Hôpital, Paris, 75013, France
- 2Claude Bernard Bichat Hospital, Toxicology, 46 Rue Henri Huchard, Paris, 75018, France
- Alice Breining,
- Published 17 March 2009
Nevirapine is an antiretroviral agent associated with drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome. Such a case in an immunocompetent woman recently treated with nevirapine for postexposure HIV prophylaxis is reported here. Despite a period of 12 days after interruption of treatment, a high blood level of nevirapine was still observed.
Competing interests: None.
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