Two cases of Stevens-Johnson syndrome analyzed for HLA

Masamichi Abe, Mamiko Nakagawa, Kayoko Matsunaga, Akiko Yagami, Akiyo Sano

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We report two Japanese patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) who were investigated for HLA gene markers associated with SJS and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Patient 1 was a 53-year-old woman. She developed eruptions in oral provocation tests and was diagnosed with SJS due to allopurinol, clarithromycin, and loxoprofen sodium. Gene analysis revealed HLA-B*5801. Patient 2 was a 54-year-old man. He was positive on a carbamazepine patch test and drug-induced lymphocyte stimulation test, and was diagnosed with SJS due to carbamazepine. HLA-B*1502 was not detected on gene analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-163
Number of pages6
JournalSkin Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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