Author | Shehla Baqi, MD

Articles

Severe Hypersensitivity Reaction to Antituberculosis Medications

June 01, 2008

A66-year-old white man with tuberculosis of the shoulderjoint had a severe hypersensitivity reaction to antituberculosismedications. Symptoms included development of pulmonaryinfiltrates, hepatic dysfunction, renal insufficiency, andneutropenia. The patient improved after the medicationswere withdrawn. [Infect Med. 2008;25:287-291]