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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 438--440

Livedo reticularis associated with dapsone therapy in a patient with chronic urticaria

Semira1, ZA Wafai2, Qadrie Zulfkar3, Farah Sameem4 
1 Department of Pharmacology, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Medical College, Bemina, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Department of Clinical Pharmacology; Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Center (AMC), Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4 Department of Dermatology, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Medical College, Bemina, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Department of Pharmacology, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Medical College, Bemina, Jammu and Kashmir
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Dapsone is a drug commonly used in the treatment of various dermatological diseases. Here, we report the case of a 45-year-old female prescribed dapsone for chronic urticaria after which she developed extensive livedo reticularis in the limbs, abdomen, and trunk. The use of dapsone may be associated with a plethora of adverse effects including rash but livedo reticularis has been very rarely reported. Emphasis should be laid on the possible drug etiology in any patient who develops new signs and symptoms while on medications, even if it may not be supported by enough literature.


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Semira, Wafai Z A, Zulfkar Q, Sameem F. Livedo reticularis associated with dapsone therapy in a patient with chronic urticaria.Indian J Pharmacol 2014;46:438-440


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Semira, Wafai Z A, Zulfkar Q, Sameem F. Livedo reticularis associated with dapsone therapy in a patient with chronic urticaria. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Apr 18 ];46:438-440
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