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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 1-4 ( January-December, 2023 ) > List of Articles


Fixed Drug Eruption to Levocetirizine: A Case Report

Dennis Henry, Vishal Methre, Yumjom Padu

Keywords : Antihistamines, Case report, Fixed drug eruption, Levocetirizine

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10045-00235

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-10-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is a delayed-type hypersensitive reaction. It presents as skin lesions that recur at the same sites upon repeated exposures to an offending agent. It represents the most common cutaneous adverse drug reaction pattern in Indian patients. Corticosteroids and antihistamines are the major workhorses for the treatment of these adverse reactions after withdrawal of the offending drugs. In a few rare cases, the antihistamines given for treatment can also cause the patient to have FDE. Here, we present the case of a patient who got FDE due to levocetirizine.

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