CASE REPORT: SYMMETRIC FLEXURAL EXANTHEMA TO DICLOFENAC
Dr Paul Henry
Journal Title:International Journal of Medical Studies
Symmetric intertriginous and flexural exanthema (SDRIFE) is a rare self limiting drug reaction characteristically affecting the intertriginous areas. The common offending drugs are aminopencillins, beta lactam antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. Here we report a 68 year old male who developed well defined symmetric erosions involving bilateral axilla, upper and inner thighs and genitalia with dusky hue of the surrounding skin and mucosal lesions after twelve hours of intake of diclofenac sodium. One year later on re exposure to the same drug, he developed an exactly similar clinical picture. Patient recovered with hyperpigmentation during both the episodes on withdrawal of the offending drug and administration of systemic steroids. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of recurrent SDRIFE to diclofenac sodium with unusual features of erosive lesions ,mucosal involvement and the striking resemblance to fixed drug eruption.
Key words: Symmetric intertriginous and Flexural exanthema, Fixed drug eruption, Diclofenac sodium.