Primary ciliary dyskinesia associated with multiple drug intolerance syndrome: a case report


Naouel Guirat Dhouib
Fatma Lachtar
Fethi Ben Abdallah
Dhia Dahech
Rim Guirat
Hanène Ghozzi
Najla Bahloul
Lobna Ben Mahmoud
Zouheir Sahnoun
Khaled Zeghal


Introduction: The term multiple drug intolerance syndrome is used for patients who express adverse drug reactions to three or more drugs
without a known immunological mechanism. It is a distinct clinical entity, different from cross-reactivity. The symptoms can range from a benign
rash to life threatening syndromes like drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms.

Case report: We report the case of an 8-year-old child with primary ciliary dyskinesia complicated by bronchiectasis who presented multiple
drug intolerance syndrome.Through this observation; we discuss the diagnostic elements of this syndrome.

Conclusion: In the absence of validated criteria for diagnosing multiple drug intolerance syndrome, a detailed history is essential, especially
to identify the warning signs and the risk factors.


adverse drug reactions, antibiotics, hypersensitivity, bronchiectasis.



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