Chapter 42. Exanthematic Reactions

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Sandra R. Knowles Bsc, Phm Drug Safety Pharmacist Lecturer and
  2. Neil H. Shear MD, FRCPC Professor and Chief of Dermatology

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch42

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Knowles, S. R. and Shear, N. H. (2008) Exanthematic Reactions, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch42

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center and University of Toronto Medical School, Torono, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • exanthematic reactions;
  • immunization and measles and rubella reduction;
  • viral exanthems - self-limiting conditions;
  • drug-induced exanthem pathogenesis;
  • hypersensitivity syndrome reaction;
  • Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) and acute infectious mononucleosis syndromes;
  • intravenous immunoglobulin;
  • hand-foot-and-mouth disease;
  • sulfonamide antibiotics for Pneumocystis carinii infection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References