Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis Due to Oral Use of Blue Dyes

Division of Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Gülhane Military Medical Academy and Medical School, Ankara, Turkey.
The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine (Impact Factor: 1.43). 09/2011; 26(3):360-3. DOI: 10.3904/kjim.2011.26.3.360
Source: PubMed


Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis is a rare severe pustular cutaneous adverse reaction characterized by a rapid clinical course with typical histological findings. It is accompanied by fever and acute eruption of non-follicular pustules overlying erythrodermic skin. The causative agents are most frequently antibacterial drugs. We present a patient with acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis caused by methylene blue and indigotin dyes.

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