Critical overView: Adverse cutaneous reactions to psychothjpic. Mfdications

Arash Kimyai-Asadi, J. C. Harris, H. C. Nousari

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Background: Adver-sfeK. cutaneous reactions (ACRs) are common, potentially and threatening or symptomatically and cosmetically unappealing side effects of psychotropic drugs. Data Sources: A MEDLIN search of the literature was employed to cite the association df Vaciéus psychotropic drugs with specific cutaneous reactions. Data Synthesis: In addition to the common exanthematous eruption, the authors explored several serious reactions including erythema-sllafprme, StevensJohnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolyis surticaria, angioedema, anaphylaxis, hypersensitivity syndpome;!ypersensitivity vasculitis, erythroderma, and drug-induced-liupus-erythfirriatosus. Other side effects such as alopecia, pigmentary disorders, photosensitivity, lichenoid lesions, fixed drug erupliQns,-a:ri:d psoriasiform, acneiform, and seborrheic eruptions ed. Attention is paid to the morphology and distributiot systemie findings, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions. Conclusion: Awareness of ACRs will allow psychiatrists to deter their continuation or recurrence, educate patients who have them, and. diagnose serious instances of them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPrimary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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