Schamberg disease: uncommon reaction to a common drug

Chatterjee, Soumya
December 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, pE275
Academic Journal
The article offers information on Schamberg disease which is induced by taking drugs with acetaminophen. It mentions that a 75 year old woman got rashes on her lower legs after taking acetaminophen for treatment of her rheumatoid arthritis. Likewise, the drug with acetaminophen that the woman took induced the uncommon reaction leading to Schamberg disease. It notes that most drug-induced drugs can be treated quickly after the offending drug is stopped.


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