Morbilliform rashes due to erythromycin in patient with herpes zoster infection

Binayak Chandra Dwari, Surichhya Bajracharya, Pranaya Mishra, Subish Palaian, Smitha Prabhu, Mukhyaprana Prabhu

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2007

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Herpes Zoster
Erythromycin
Exanthema
Infection
Rickettsia
Angioedema
Spirochaetales
Chlamydia
Mycoplasma
Macrolides
Urticaria
Pruritus
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Gram-Negative Bacteria
Causality
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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  • Dermatology

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Dwari, Binayak Chandra ; Bajracharya, Surichhya ; Mishra, Pranaya ; Palaian, Subish ; Prabhu, Smitha ; Prabhu, Mukhyaprana. / Morbilliform rashes due to erythromycin in patient with herpes zoster infection. In: Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists. 2007 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 125-129.
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In: Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists, Vol. 17, No. 2, 01.04.2007, p. 125-129.

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