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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--15

Patch tests in adverse cutaneous drug reaction

Department of Skin & S.T.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576119, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
C Balachandran
Department of Skin & S.T.D., Kasturba Medical College, Manipal-576119, Karnataka
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PMID: 17656859

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Twenty-one patients with history of adverse cutaneous drug reaction were patch tested with 23 commonly used drugs in 5% concentration in petrolatum. Nine patients (42.85%) tested were positive to the incriminated drugs while 3 (14.28%) showed positive reactions to other drugs. Highest positivity (50%) was seen in maculo-popular cases while Stevens-Johnson syndrome and exfoliative dermatitis patients showed negative results.

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