Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions in Children

  • Mafalda Machado Aluna do Mestrado Integrado de Medicina na Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto
  • Maria J. Cruz Docente de Dermatologia e Venerologia, Licenciada em Dermatologia e Venerologia no Centro Hospitalar de São João, Porto
  • Alberto Mota Professor de Dermatologia e Venerologia da Faculdade de Medicina do Porto e Assistente Graduado de Dermatologia, Serviço de Dermatologia e Venerologia do Centro Hospitalar de São João EPE, Porto, Portugal
Keywords: Child, Drug Eruptions, Drug Hypersensitivity, Drug Hypersensitivity Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome


Cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADRs) are common during childhood, although there are still some characteristics that need to be studied. CADRs in children may differ from those in adults in terms of clinical presentation, medications involved, prognosis and treatment. Their prompt diagnosis and suspension of the culprit medication is extremely important to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with these cutaneous reactions. The aim of this study is to review the characteristics that differentiate CADRs in children from those in adults, in order to help their recognition and understand how its investigation can be improved.


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How to Cite
Machado, M., Cruz, M. J., & Mota, A. (2018). Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reactions in Children. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 75(3), 221-230.
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