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December 1984

A Dermatitis-Eosinophilia Syndrome: Treatment With Methylprednisolone Pulse Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology (Dr Dahl) and the Hematology Section, Department of Medicine (Drs Swanson and Jacob), University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(12):1595-1597. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650480057018

• A 47-year-old man had a generalized, eczematous erythroderma and eosinophilia one week after a wasp sting. These changes persisted for four months despite intensive topical therapy and oral corticosteroids. He was then given corticosteroid pulse therapy with methylprednisolone sodium succinate (2 g, intravenously). One week later, a second pulse treatment was administered. This therapy was followed by permanent resolution of the dermatitis within two weeks.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:1595-1597)

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