Hypersensitivity to zidovudine: Report of a case of anaphylaxis and review of the literature

M. Wassef, Philip Keiser

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Hypersensitivity to zidovudine is an uncommon complication of antiretroviral therapy. Manifestations range from isolated fever to anaphylaxis. Fever and rash are the most common features. Diagnosis is made by rechallenge, although some patients have antibodies to zidovudine. Treatment is supportive, and symptoms resolve on withdrawal of the medication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1387-1389
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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  • Immunology

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