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Adverse cutaneous reactions to drugs

Created 2004.

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Types of drug reaction

Acne due to medicines
Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis
Alopecia from drugs
Baboon syndrome
Bullous drug eruptions
Cutaneous vasculitis
Cutaneous adverse reactions to antibiotics
Consort allergic contact dermatitis
Drug eruptions (widespread rashes)
Drug hypersensitivity syndrome
Drug-induced psoriasis
Drug-induced urticaria
Drugs causing erythroderma
Fixed drug eruption
Flagellate erythema
Drug-induced hyperhidrosis
Drug-induced lupus erythematosus
Drug-induced nummular dermatitis
Drug-induced pemphigus
Drug-induced photosensitivity
Drug-induced skin pigmentation
Drug-induced vitiligo
Hand foot syndrome
Lichenoid amalgam reaction
Lichenoid drug eruption
Morbilliform eruption (maculopapular exanthem)
Oral lichenoid drug eruption
Serum sickness
Serum sickness-like reaction 
Severe cutaneous adverse reaction
Stevens–Johnson syndrome / toxic epidermal necrolysis
Symmetrical drug-related intertriginous and flexural exanthema (SDRIFE)

Specific medications

Anticonvulsants and the skin
Cutaneous adverse effects of antimelanoma therapies
Adverse cutaneous reactions to psychotropic drugs
Adverse reactions to vaccines
Calcineurin inhibitors
Chrysiasis (gold toxicity)
EGFR inhibitors (protease inhibitors)
Skin toxicity of chemotherapy drugs
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Halogenodermas, (skin toxicity from iodides, bromides)
Heparin induced thrombocytopenia
Heparin necrosis
Methamphetamine skin effects
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Argyria (silver toxicity)
Sulfa drugs
Systemic contact dermatitis
Topical steroid withdrawal syndrome
Steroid rosacea
Warfarin induced skin necrosis



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