Clinicopathologic Features of Systemic Contact Dermatitis from Ethylenediamine in Cetirizine and Levocetirizine

Cusano, Francesco, Ferrara, Gerardo, Crisman, Giuliana, Sarracco, Giovanni, Zalaudek, Iris and Argenziano, Giuseppe (2006) Clinicopathologic Features of Systemic Contact Dermatitis from Ethylenediamine in Cetirizine and Levocetirizine. Dermatology, 213 4: 353-355. doi:10.1159/000096203


Author Cusano, Francesco
Ferrara, Gerardo
Crisman, Giuliana
Sarracco, Giovanni
Zalaudek, Iris
Argenziano, Giuseppe
Title Clinicopathologic Features of Systemic Contact Dermatitis from Ethylenediamine in Cetirizine and Levocetirizine
Journal name Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1018-8665
Publication date 2006-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1159/000096203
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 213
Issue 4
Start page 353
End page 355
Total pages 3
Editor J.-H. Saurat
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher Karger
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Formatted abstract
Cutaneous adverse drug reactions induced by systemic antihistamines are very rarely observed [1–3] ; these are usually generalized and explosive, appearing as urticaria, erythema multiforme or anaphylactic shock [4, 5] .
In the present study, we report a case of a woman who developed a generalized eczematous reaction in the course of systemic therapy with cetirizine and levocetirizine.
Histologic features were characteristic enough to give a relevant diagnostic aid.
Keyword Adverse drug reaction
Cetirizine
Levocetirizine
Systemic allergic contact dermatitis
Ethylenediamine
Q-Index Code C1

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