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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health