Call to Pharmacists: End Use of “Red Man Syndrome”

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Ann Pharmacother. 2021 May 28:10600280211021417. doi: 10.1177/10600280211021417. Online ahead of print.


Red Man Syndrome is a term used for an adverse event attributed to vancomycin infusion. Based on the presentation within white patients, the term is imprecise at best and can lead to suboptimal classification and management. Recent calls have advocated for the discontinuation of the use of this terminology. Pharmacists should take the lead in advocating for this change.

PMID:34049456 | DOI:10.1177/10600280211021417

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