A drug eruption
caused by amoxicillin commonly presents 8-10 days after initiating treatment.
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Raksha MP Marfatia YS: Clinical study of cutaneous drug eruptions
in 200 patients.
Antibiotics, particularly sulfamethoxazole, antifungals, antipsychotics and NSAIDs, are commonly reported causes of fixed drug eruption
in children: a review of 111 cases seen in a tertiary skin referral centre.
presents information on drug eruptions
and interactions for dermatologists and primary care physicians.
Once scabies is ruled out, a dermatologist's differential should include pemphigoid gestationis, atopic eruption of pregnancy, contact dermatitis, drug eruption
, erythema multiforme, and pityriasis rosea, she said.
A fixed drug eruption
appears as erythematous plaques that flare up at the same site each time the drug is taken.
Differential diagnosis for common lesions of secondary syphilis Type of lesion Differential Coppery red macules Pityriasis rosea, drug eruption
, following skin seborrheic dermatitis, measles, cleavage lines rubella, mycosis fungoides Generalized papules Sarcoid Moist papules in perineum Condyloma acuminatum, hemorrhoids Generalized micropapules Lichen planopilaris, keratosis pilaris, lichen scrofulosorum Psoriasiform patches on Tinea infection, psoriasis palms and soles Split papules Sarcoid
Cutaneous Reaction Patterns to Drugs Clinical Pattern Selected Drug Examples Acneiform lithium, corticosteroids, androgens Lichenoid thiazides, antimalarials, captopril Fixed drug eruption
tetracyclines, sulfonamides, barbiturates Morbilliform beta-lactam antibiotics, calcium channel blockers Urticarial beta-lactam antibiotics, aspirin Pityriasis rosea-like captopril, gold Pigmentation minocycline, antimalarials, bleomycin Subacute lupus-like hydrochlorothiazide, terbinafine Systemic lupus-like procainamide, hydralazine, minocycline Serum sickness-like cefaclor, minocycline Pemphigus-like captopril, penicillamine Pseudoporphyria naproxen, furosemide Photosensitivity doxycycline, thiazides, sulfonylureas Source: Dr.