Drug Allergy (cont.)
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Generally, treatment of a drug allergy falls into three categories:
Mild allergy (localized hives and itching)
Severe allergy (shortness of breath, throat tightness, faintness, severe hives, involvement of many organ systems)
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Drug eruptions can mimic a wide range of dermatoses. The morphologies are myriad and include morbilliform (most common, see Media file 1), urticarial, papulosquamous, pustular, and bullous. Medications can also cause pruritus and dysesthesia without an obvious eruption.