|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2004 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 119
Department of Dermatology, Govt. Medical College, Calicut
Dept. of Dermatology, Govt. Medical College, Calicut
|How to cite this article:|
Riyaz N. Castellani's paint. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2004;70:119
It was interesting to read the article Castellani's paint (CP) which is still a very useful, but rarely used antifungal paint, especially for the intertriginous areas.
I would like to point out one serious side effect of CP which we have published in 1990 that has not been mentioned in the above article. A 35-year-old man developed severe methemoglobinemia within minutes of application of outdated CP. CP decomposes on storage and becomes a contact poison, which in turn induces even fatal methemoglobinemia. Hence the patient should be instructed to use only freshly prepared CP which can be kept for a maximum period of 2 weeks only.
| References|| |
|1.||Shah MK. Castellani's paint. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2003;69:357-8. |
|2.||Sugathan P, Najeeba R, Neelakanta Sharma R. An unusual side effect of Castellani's paint. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:317-8. |