A 46 year old white woman with active systemic lupus erythematosus developed a skin rash 8 hours after intravenous urography with the non-ionic contrast medium iopamidol. Severe Stevens-Johnson syndrome with erythema multiforme, intrahepatic cholestasis, pulmonary infiltrates and acute renal failure ensued, leading to her death. Although non-ionic contrast media are generally less toxic than traditional ionic agents, their use in patients with immunological disease may be hazardous.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Postgraduate Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
- Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
- Middle Aged
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome