Clarithromycin Induced Psoriasis in a 37-Year Old Man

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ISSN: 1574-8863 (Print)


Volume 9, 3 Issues, 2014


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Clarithromycin Induced Psoriasis in a 37-Year Old Man

Author(s): Ahmed Zaiem, Amel Mebazaa, Ghozlane Lakhoua, Talel Badri, Rym Sahnoun, Sarrah Kastalli, Riadh Daghfous and Sihem El Aidli

Affiliation: National Center of Pharmacovigilance, 9 Avenue du Dr Zouhaier Essafi 1006, Tunis, Tunisia.

Abstract

Many drugs may induce psoriatic lesions or exacerbate preexisting psoriasis. We report an exceptional case of psoriasis vulgaris probably induced by clarithromycin. A 37-year-old man was prescribed for pharyngitis clarithromycin 500mg twice a day. On the third day of treatment, he presented a non pruriginous erythemato-squamous eruption, of trunk and limbs. Skin biopsy showed a typical aspect of psoriasis vulgaris. The drug was interrupted and the patient was treated by topical corticoids with rapid improvement.

Keywords: Adverse drug reaction, clarithromycin, psoriasis.

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Article Details

Volume: 9
Issue Number: 1
First Page: 77
Last Page: 78
Page Count: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1574886308666140110123256
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