A rare case of Colistin induced maculopapular rash

  • Mandalapu Laasya Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSSAHER Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • Ann V Kuruvilla Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSSAHER Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Keywords: Maculopapular rash, etiology, colistin

Abstract

Approximately 2–3% of hospitalized patients are known to experience an adverse drug reaction (ADR). Dermatologic ADRs account for 10–30% of ADRs, and are commonly reported to be associated with antibiotic use. The classes of antibiotics most commonly reported to cause cutaneous reactions are the penicillins, cephalosporins, and fluoroquinolones. Polymyxin E is known to cause such reactions, but rarely. Here, we report a case of a colistin- induced maculopapular rash in an 84-year-old male. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of colistin-induced maculopapular rash to be reported in India.

Published
2020-08-31
How to Cite
1.
Laasya M, Kuruvilla AV (2020) A rare case of Colistin induced maculopapular rash. J Infect Dev Ctries 14:929-930. doi: 10.3855/jidc.12148
Section
Case Reports