Dermatology Clinic

Adverse Cutaneous Drug Reaction Clinic


Directors:
Kavita Sarin, MD, PhD

Stanford’s Department of Dermatology provides comprehensive clinical evaluation, monitoring and treatment to patients experiencing a concerning cutaneous drug reaction.

Patients are able to be seen on an urgent basis, usually the same day or the next day.

Referrals:
This clinic only accepts patients by physician referral.
Phone number: 650-736-9462 (Meagan Ury) OR mury@stanfordmed.org. Please ask specifically for scheduling in the adverse cutaneous drug reaction clinic.

Background:
There are over fifty different kinds of drug reactions in the skin ranging from mild drug reactions such as hives to life threatening drug reactions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis and drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms. Often patients are on multiple medications making accurate diagnosis of culprit drug difficult. In addition, some drug rashes may be tolerated if they permit continued use of a critically important medication, such as a necessary chemotherapy. Accurate early detection of cutaneous drug eruptions and management is critical for prevention of a more severe drug rash and future episodes.

Our services include:

  1. Clinical evaluation of the cutaneous eruption
  2. Drug charting to help identify potential culprit drugs
  3. Close clinical monitoring of any necessary drug rechallenge
  4. Patient education and advice on treatment and follow up
  5. Reporting to adverse drug reaction database
  6. Collaboration with treating physician to ensure best outcome for patient given medical needs

 

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