We present a severe case of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) secondary to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole complicated by non-infectious circulatory shock in a 16-year-old boy. Hemodynamic instability has been reported as a complication of AGEP in adults, but is rarely observed in pediatric patients. The patient we present demonstrated characteristic cutaneous findings of AGEP including isolated non-follicular, sterile pustules on a background of erythema with involvement at intertriginous areas and subsequently developed non-infectious circulatory shock. This case expands the spectrum of possible clinical presentations for AGEP in pediatric patients.
- acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health