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Stevens-Johnson Reaction: A Rare Case Report of Ibuprofen Induced Hypersensitivity Reaction in a Young Child
1All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India
2Unit of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Oral Health Sciences Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry 2021; 7(3): 184-188 DOI: 10.14744/JPD.2021.10_69
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Ibuprofen is a commonly used over-the counter drug for the treatment of fever, headache, joint pain, migraine, and other mild inflammatory conditions. It is available alone or in combination with various other drugs. Various drug reactions associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are rashes, gastrointestinal ulcers, hepatic toxicity, acute exacerbation of asthma, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, respiratory skin rashes and anaphylaxis. Though the hypersensitivity reactions to NSAIDs are not rare but remain unnoticed and undiagnosed, especially in children. This case report highlights the oral rehabilitation in a rare case of ibuprofen induced hypersensitivity reaction, which manifested as Stevens Johnson reaction in a young female child.