Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
Users online: 5921 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
  Navigate here 
   Next article
   Previous article 
   Table of Contents
 Resource links
   Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   [PDF Not available] *
   Citation Manager
   Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

  In this article

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal


Year : 1993  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44

Fixed drug eruption to levamisole

Correspondence Address:
T J Remadevi

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Remadevi T J, Sarojini P A. Fixed drug eruption to levamisole. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1993;59:44

How to cite this URL:
Remadevi T J, Sarojini P A. Fixed drug eruption to levamisole. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1993 [cited 2020 Aug 14];59:44. Available from:

To the Editor,

A 69-year-old man presented with multiple hyperpigmented patches over the trunk and limbs suggestive of a fixed drug eruption (FDE). On enquiry it turned out that he had been prescribed levamisole (Dewormis) for helminthiasis. A subsequent challenge with 1 tablet of levamisole produced erythema and itching over the lesions within 24 hours.

We could find only one case report of FDE to levamisole. [1] That patient had, in addition, mucosal lesions and constitutional symptoms. Levamisole should now also be added to the long list of drugs capable of inducing FDE.

  References Top

1.Thankappan T P, Zachariah J. Durg specific clinical pattern in fixed drug eruption. Int J Dermatol. 1991; 30: 867-70.  Back to cited text no. 1    

This article has been cited by
1 Regularity of recurrence of fixed drug eruption: A pointer to the cause
Ambooken, B., Asokan, N.
Indian Journal of Dermatology. 2009; 54(2): 188


Print this article  Email this article
Previous article Next article


Online since 15th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow