Benign Cutaneous Adverse Reactions to Drugs

Michael R. Ardern‐Jones, Haur Yueh Lee


Adverse drug reactions commonly involve the skin and represent a significant proportion of all drug‐induced illnesses. There is a broad spectrum of phenotypes encountered in cutaneous adverse reactions and many can mimic other inflammatory rashes. Rarely, drug hypersensitivity dermatoses can be life threatening and involve internal organs; however, most eruptions are mild, affect the skin only and are self‐limiting on drug withdrawal. These disorders can be considered as the benign cutaneous adverse reactions.
Keywords drug reaction, drug eruption, drug‐induced exanthem, systemic allergic contact dermatitis, urticaria, serum sickness‐like reaction, lichenoid reaction, fixed drug eruption, acneform eruption


View illustrations for this chapter Loading... Loading... Loading...