Abstract Title:

Pravastatin-induced lichenoid drug eruption.

Abstract Source:

Australas J Dermatol. 2006 Feb ;47(1):57-9. PMID: 16405486

Abstract Author(s):

Vernon Sc Pua, Richard A Scolyer, Ross Stc Barnetson

Article Affiliation:

Department of Dermatology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.


SUMMARY A 64-year-old woman presented with diffuse and numerous pigmented macules on her face and upper back. Histopathological examination of a skin punch biopsy of the rash showed a lichenoid dermatitis. The most likely offending drug was pravastatin. Cessation of pravastatin resulted in gradual fading of the pigmentation. 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors have previously been reported to cause lichenoid drug eruptions.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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