Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic active against many gram-positive infections and few gram-negative bacteria, as well as mycoplasmas, spirochetes, chlamydiae and rickettsiae. Dermatological reactions appear to be rare with erythromycin and mainly include maculopapular rashes, pruritus, urticaria, and angioedema, Reports of morbiliform rashes due to erythromycin are rare. We report a case of morbiliform reaction due to erythromycin in a patient suffering from herpes zoster with established causality, severity and preventability assessments. Upon development of the adverse drug reaction, we stopped the drug and managed the patient with systemic corticosteroids.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists|
|Publication status||Published - 01-04-2007|
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