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Fixed drug eruption induced by atenolol

Authors Belhadjali H, Trimech O, Youssef M, Elhani I, Zili J

Published 24 April 2009 Volume 2008:1 Pages 37—39


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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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