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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 279--281

A pediatric case report of fixed drug eruption related to carmoisine colorant present in paracetamol syrup

George Mathew Panachiyil1, Tirin Babu1, Juny Sebastian1, Narayanappa Doddaiah2 
1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, JSS Medical College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Juny Sebastian
Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore - 570 015, Karnataka
India

Various adverse drug reactions, including hypersensitivity skin reaction after the exposure to carmoisine colorant, have already been reported in the literature. This case report gives the details of a 5-year-old male child with a recurrent fixed drug eruption (FDE) over the neck and trunk after the use of paracetamol syrup containing carmoisine as a colorant. Patch test to the carmoisine colorant in the paracetamol syrup was positive. This case report adds an increased awareness of the probability of allergic skin reaction to carmoisine in a previously sensitized person. The report also emphasizes the necessity to consider artificial dyes in pharmaceutical products as a potential cause for FDE.


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Panachiyil GM, Babu T, Sebastian J, Doddaiah N. A pediatric case report of fixed drug eruption related to carmoisine colorant present in paracetamol syrup.Indian J Pharmacol 2019;51:279-281


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Panachiyil GM, Babu T, Sebastian J, Doddaiah N. A pediatric case report of fixed drug eruption related to carmoisine colorant present in paracetamol syrup. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Oct 17 ];51:279-281
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