Red man syndrome_0715IOW
This hemodialysis patient experienced a fever and erythematous rash after being treated with 2 grams of vancomycin.
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This patient was diagnosed with Red Man Syndrome (RMS), an idiopathic infusion reaction to vancomycin. Patients present with flushing, erythema, and pruritus around the face, neck, and upper body from non-specific mast cell degranulation.