Stevens-Johnson syndrome associated with methotrexate treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case report

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Akinci B., Sivis Z. O. , Sahin A., Karapinar D. Y. , Balkan C. , Kavakli K., ...Daha Fazla

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, cilt.116, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 116 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5546/aap.2018.eng.e459


Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome are rare mucocutaneous diseases which are associated with a prolonged course and potentially lethal outcome. They are mostly drug induced and mortality rates are very high. Although mostly skin is involved, multiple organ systems such as cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems may be affected. Here, we report a case of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome associated with methotrexate treatment who developed acute cardiac failure and gastrointestinal hemorrhage beside skin findings. He had been treated with intravenous immunglobulin and methylprednisolone succesfully and continued chemotherapy with methotrexate treatment again.