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European Journal of Dermatology

Coexisting linear and disseminated drug eruption: a clinical clue to the understanding of the genetic basis of drug eruptions Volume 11, issue 2, March - April 2001

Authors
Department of Dermatology, University of Marburg, Deutschhausstrasse 9, 35033 Marburg, Germany.
  • Page(s) : 89
  • Published in: 2001

In this issue, Remedios Alfonso and Belinchón Romero from Alicante describe an unusual drug eruption induced by ibuprofen [1]. Initially the patient showed unilateral linear lesions and 5 days later she developed a bilateral disseminated rash. The disseminated form of this reaction is very common, and there are several reports on linear drug eruption [2, 3]. An important feature of this case, however, is the combined occurrence of the two types of adverse reaction.