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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 70-72

Aceclofenac-induced erythema annulare centrifugum


1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Dilip Meena
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_728_16

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Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) is characterised by slowly enlarging annular erythematous lesions and is thought to represent a clinical reaction pattern to infections, medications, and rarely, underlying malignancy. Causative drugs include chloroquine, cimetidine, gold sodium thiomalate, amitriptyline, finasteride, etizolam etc. We present a case of 40-year-old woman who presented to us with a 10 days history of nonpruritic, peripherally growing annular erythematous eruption. She had a history of recent onset of joint pain, for which she was taking aceclofenac 90 mg once a day for 5 days prior to the onset of the rash. This was confirmed on biopsy as EAC. The rash promptly subsided after stopping the drug. We report this case as there was no previous report of aceclofenac induced EAC.


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