John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Linear drug eruption Volume 11, issue 2, March - April 2001


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Department of Dermatology, Hospital G. Elda, Ctra, Elda-Sax s/n, 03600 Elda, Alicante, Spain.
  • Key words: Blaschko lines, drug reactions, ibuprofen, linear eruption.
  • Page(s) : 122-3
  • Published in: 2001

Linear eruptions are sometimes associated with systemic diseases and they may also be induced by various drugs. Paradoxically, such acquired inflammatory skin diseases tend to follow the system of Blaschko's lines. We describe a case of unilateral linear drug eruption caused by ibuprofen, which later became bilateral and generalized.