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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-177

Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis: An unusual side effect of meropenem

1 Dermatology Department, Adan Hospital, State of Kuwait, Kuwait
2 Internal Medicine Department, Adan Hospital, State of Kuwait, Kuwait

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.62759

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A male patient was hospitalized as a case of pneumonia. He was diabetic, hypertensive and post Hepatitis "C" "H-C". He reported skin eruption following administration of meropenem. Skin biopsy revealed acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis. To elucidate this side effect, we conducted a literature search - this is the second case induced by meropenem. The diagnosis was made after excluding all other possible causes. Dermatologists and clinicians must be aware of this an unusual side effect.

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