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Red man syndrome



what is the treatment for severe redmans syndrome?


Red man syndrome is a diffuse red rash caused by certain drugs which interact directly with mast cells to cause an acute and large secretion of histamine. In most cases this response can be relieved by antihistamine drugs either intravenously or orally.

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I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati