Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
Users online: 5030 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
    Next article
    Previous article
    Table of Contents

    Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
  Related articles
    Citation Manager
    Access Statistics
    Reader Comments
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded4    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


Year : 2001  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 238--239

A study of drug eruptions by provocative tests

Department of Dermatology & STD, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahatt - 781 032, India

Correspondence Address:
J Das
Department of Dermatology & STD, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahatt - 781 032
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 17664759

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Sixty cases of drug eruptions were observed during the period of one year. The incidence of drug eruption was 0.47% amongst all Dermatology O.P.D. attendances. Male to female ratio was 7:3. The highest number of cases were seen in the age group of 21-30 years. Fixed drug eruptions were the most frequent (58.3%), followed by urticaria and angioedema (20%). The drug sulphonamides (including co-trimoxazole) accounted for the highest number of eruptions (35%). The other drugs which were responsible for the eruptions, in order of frequency, were oxyphenbutazone, ampicillin, analgin, penicillin, tetracycline, ibuprofen, paracetamol, phenylbutazone, acetaminophen and phenobarbitone. The causative drug (s) were confirmed by provocation tests in 42 (70%) cases.

[FULL TEXT] [PDF Not available]*

Print this article     Email this article

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