Fixed drug eruption induced by atenolol
H Belhadjali, O Trimech, M Youssef, I Elhani, J Zili
Department of Dermatology, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia
Abstract: Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is characterized by recurrent well-defined lesions in the same location each time the responsible drug is taken. We report here a case of multiple FDE induced by atenolol in a 48-year-old woman confirmed by positive patch test in previously affected sites. Beta-blockers-induced FDE are very rare. Only two cases had been reported in the literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reported of atenolol-induced FDE confirmed by a positive patch test.
Keywords: fixed drug eruption, patch test, atenolol, beta-blockers
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