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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 1993  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44

Fixed drug eruption to levamisole




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T J Remadevi


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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 2019 Jul 21];59:44. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?1993/59/1/44/3881


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.

 
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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    



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