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Lithium induced hidradenitis suppurativa and acne conglobata.
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PMID:  17642646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Lithium is known to cause a variety of dermatological problems, common ones being acneiform eruptions, folliculitis and psoriasis including its pustular form. Hidradenitis suppurativa and acne conglobata are lesser known side effects, with only three reports so far. We report a patient, who had bipolar affective disorder, was on lithium for a long duration and developed hidradenitis suppurativa and acne conglobata during therapy, which subsequently decreased once lithium was stopped. We describe this case for its rarity and analyze its pathogenesis.
Authors:
Vijay Aithal; Prakash Appaih
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0973-3922     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Publication Date:    2004 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-23     Completed Date:  2007-07-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701852     Medline TA:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India. vijay_aithal@hotmail.com
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