A Case of allopurinol-induced fixed drug eruption confirmed with a lymphocyte transformation test

Min Hye Kim, Eun Jin Shim, Jae Woo Jung, Seong Wook Sohn, Hye Ryun Kang

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Abstract

Allopurinol is one of the causative drugs that induce fixed drug eruption (FDE). The lymphocyte transformation test(LTT) is a safe and reliable diagnostic procedure for drug allergy, but is reported to be rarely positive in patients with FDE. In the current case, we performed an LTT and successfully confirmed allopurinol as the offending drug. This casereport suggests that an LTT should be an optional diagnostic tool for FDE or delayed reaction due to allopurinol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-310
Number of pages2
JournalAllergy, Asthma and Immunology Research
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • Allopurinol
  • Fixed drug eruption
  • Lymphocyte transformation test

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