Prospective study of the clinical, genetic and demographic parameters of suspected skin drug reactions in a tertiary referral hospital

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Johannes Kern johannes.kern@mh.org.au 03 9342 4531
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Raymond Martyres raymond.martyres@bigpond.com 03 9342 4531 Personal web page
Prof Patrick Kwan patrick.kwan@mh.org.au 03 9342 4531

Summary This interdisciplinary project (dermatology, neurology, pharmacy, genetics) is a prospective study of the clinical, genetic and demographic parameters of suspected skin drug reactions in a tertiary referral hospital, commenced in 2018. 75 patients have been recruited to date.

Project Details

This is a prospective study commenced 2018, with ethics approval. Patients recruited at the RMH with suspected skin drug reactions. Data collection includes skin biopsy pathology, clinical and demographic details. Drug implicated confirmed with an MDT audit.
Seventy five patients recruited to date.

  1. Process of patient recruitment for a skin drug reaction trial will be described
  2. Histopathology and clinical features of skin drug reaction sin relation to culprit drugs will be described
  3. Risk factors (e.g. demographic) associated with skin drug reactions in a tertiary hospital setting will be identified.

Descriptive statistics will be applied to summarise results.



Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Ageing



Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Honours
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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