Consider the symptoms
Most abacavir HSR include fever and/or rash. Other symptoms include respiratory, gastrointestinal and constitutional symptoms such as lethargy and malaise. However, multiple symptoms are typical in most cases of hypersensitivity.
Symptoms usually appear within the first 6 weeks although the reaction may occur at any time during therapy.
Delay in stopping treatment with abacavir after the onset of hypersensitivity may result in an immediate and life-threatening reaction.
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