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In this case report, a 57-year-old male presented with circulatory collapse, systemic inflammation and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis a week after initiation of azathioprine treatment (AZA). He was presumed to have sepsis, AZA was paused, and he was treated with antibiotics. Re-initiation of AZA post recovery caused a relapse of symptoms and anuric renal failure within three hours. He was diagnosed with the rare and potentially fatal azathioprine hypersensitivity syndrome (AHS), a type-IV hypersensitivity reaction. A skin biopsy can support diagnosis, and upon suspicion of AHS, AZA should be stopped, and re-exposure avoided.

Translated title of the contributionNot Available
Original languageDanish
Article numberV06220375
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2022


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