Aripiprazole-induced acneiform eruption

Biswaranjan Mishra, Samir Kumar Praharaj, Ravi Prakash, Vinod Kumar Sinha

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Drug-induced acneiform eruptions are inflammatory follicular reactions that resemble acne vulgaris both in morphology and distribution, which manifest clinically as papulopustules and occasionally as comedones. We report a case of a patient who developed acneiform eruptions while being treated with aripiprazole which resolved after discontinuation of aripiprazole and application of topical retinoic acid. The acneiform eruption could be explained on the basis of Type III allergic mechanism in an already sensitized individual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Hospital Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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