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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Persistent high nevirapine blood level with DRESS syndrome 12 days after interruption of antiretroviral therapy


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.

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