Recognising severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions

Paul Chee
Med J Aust 2017; 207 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00522
Published online: 16 October 2017

Severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions (SCARs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Australia and recognition is important. Key diagnostic features are present early in the presentation and common drug associations exist. Clinicians should become familiar with these reaction patterns to more effectively manage these dermatological emergencies.

  • Paul Chee

  • John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW


Series editors:

Balakrishnan (Kichu) Nair

Simon O'Connor

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.


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