Ethambutol-induced pulmonary infiltrates with fever and skin rash: A case report

Hsiu Ping Chien, Shin Tzu Huang, Ming Chih Yu, Ing Her Wu, Tao Ping Lin

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A 55-year-old man presented with the suspicion of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was treated with isoniazid, ethambutol, rifampicin and pyrazinamide. However, he developed high fever, skin rash and pulmonary infiltrates following 10 days of treatment. The above-mentioned conditions subsided promptly after stopping ethambutol therapy and reappeared after rechallenge, marking ethambutol as the offender. To present knowledge, this is the second case of an ethambutol-induced hypersensitivity lung reaction reported in English literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Medical Journal (Taipei)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug-induced hypersensitivity
  • Ethambutol
  • Pulmonary hypersensitivity
  • Pulmonary infiltrates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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