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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 231-233

Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis: A rare side effect of a common over-the-counter drug, Acetylsalicylic acid

Graded specialist, Skin Department, 92 Base Hospital, India

Correspondence Address:
Amit Bahuguna
Dermatologist, 92 Base Hospital, PIN 901218 C/O 56 APO
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.115529

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Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis is an uncommon cutaneous reaction characterized by sudden onset of generalized non-follicular aseptic pustules. It is most often secondary to drugs but causes as varied from viral infection to insect bites are reported. A case report of a 48-year-old male who developed pustular eruptions after taking acetylsalicylic acid is reported here. Clinicians need to be aware of this entity when dealing with pustular rash as this rare side effect of a very common drug is both, easy to miss and easy to manage.

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