Immune-mediated reactions to NSAIDs are unusual. We have observed two cases of maculopapular eruptions occurring 48-72 h after administration of diclofenac sodium. Patch tests performed with diclofenac were positive. The histopathologic findings resembled those of contact dermatitis with different degrees of dermal involvement. Clinical, allergologic, and histopathologic patterns strongly suggest a type IV mechanism of hypersensitivity. Patch tests play an important role in the assessment of possible immunologic mechanisms underlying cutaneous reactions to drugs.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Allergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- hypersensitivity reaction
- skin tests
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