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Lichen Planus-Like Drug Eruptions Due to β-Blockers: A Case Report and Literature Review.
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PMID:  22809321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lichen planus-like drug eruptions (LDE) can appear similar or identical to idiopathic lichen planus. We present a 45-year-old man with a widespread, violaceous, papular, generalized exanthema with histologic features of a lichenoid reaction, which subsequently resolved with the cessation of labetatol. We found 29 cases of previously reported β-adrenoceptor antagonist (β-blocker)-associated LDE. This is a relatively rare complication that may present as classic lichenoid papules indistinguishable from lichen planus and has a predilection for the limbs, chest, back, and oral mucosa. Histologically, there is a lichenoid infiltrate often with eosinophils. LDE may be due to drug cross-reactivity or as a result of a suppressed skin adrenergic system. Multiple potential medications in case studies and the inability to differentiate LDE from idiopathic lichen planus in cross-sectional association studies make any conclusive analysis difficult.
Chris Fessa; Penny Lim; Steve Kossard; Shawn Richards; Pablo Fernandez Peñas
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1175-0561     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100895290     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Dermatology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia.
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