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T A Cranga, M A Simpson, P Featherstone
Acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis is a rare drug-induced dermatosis with an incidence of 1-5 cases per million cases per year, characterised by the appearance of hundreds of sterile pustules over erythematous and oedematous skin. Fever and neutrophilia are usually present. It has a rapid course and usually resolves following discontinuation of the precipitating drug or as a result of topical corticosteroid treatment. A patient with AGEP, who presented with generalized pustulosis lesions after the use of Flucloxacillin for cellulitis is described, along with the management and differential diagnosis of this condition...
2016: Acute Medicine
Laura de Mattos Milman, Giana Paula Müller, Paulo Ricardo Martins Souza, Aline Barcellos Grill, Deise Louise Bohn Rhoden, Carlos Augusto Mello-da-Silva, Gerson Vettorato
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is an acute febrile rash, usually induced by drugs, which recently has been linked to spider bite. We report a case of a male patient, 48 years old, with an erythematous rash accompanied by fever and small non-follicular pustules. He reported previous pain in the buttock with the onset of a necrotic plaque. The lesion was compatible with spider bite of the genus Loxosceles. According to the EuroSCAR group instrument, the patient scored +10 indicating definite diagnosis of AGEP...
July 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Hyo Sang Song, Sang Jin Kim, Tae-In Park, Yong Hyun Jang, Eun-So Lee
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous pustular disorders include generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP). OBJECTIVE: To identify differences between GPP and AGEP, here we immunohistochemically evaluated interleukin (IL)-36 and the IL-23/Th17 axis. METHODS: This retrospective comparative immunohistochemical study was completed using 11 biopsies of 11 cases of GPP and 11 biopsies of 11 cases of AGEP. Through staining with the anti-IL-36-alpha (IL-36α), anti-IL-36 receptor antagonist (IL-36Ra), anti-nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB), anti-IL-23, anti-IL-17, and anti-IL-8 antibodies, main expression location and intensity were visualized in the epidermis and dermis...
August 2016: Annals of Dermatology
A Pinho, I Coutinho, A Gameiro, M Gouveia, M Gonçalo
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are among the most frequent causes of cutaneous adverse drug reactions (CADR); patch testing may be an important tool in their evaluation and management. We assessed the role of patch testing as a diagnostic tool in non-immediate CADR to antibiotics, and evaluated cross-reactivity among them. METHODS: We reviewed data from all patients with non-immediate CADR attributed to antibiotics, which were patch tested between 2000 and 2014 at our dermatology department...
August 1, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Laurence Feldmeyer, Kristine Heidemeyer, Nikhil Yawalkar
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a severe, usually drug-related reaction, characterized by an acute onset of mainly small non-follicular pustules on an erythematous base and spontaneous resolution usually within two weeks. Systemic involvement occurs in about 20% of cases. The course is mostly benign, and only in rare cases complications lead to life-threatening situations. Recent studies highlight the importance of genetic variations in interleukin-36 receptor antagonist gene (IL-36RN) in the pathogenesis of this disease...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Hyunah Kim, Eun Sook Bang, Seung-Kwan Lim, Jae Myeong Lee
OBJECTIVE: To report a rare case of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome caused by antituberculosis (TB) drugs, which progressed to acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) after moxifloxacin treatment. CASE SUMMARY: A 25-year-old female was hospitalized for dyspnea and dizziness. She had a history of TB and experienced rifampin-induced skin rash. She was treated for TB with moxifloxacin, isoniazid, ethambutol, and pyrazinamide...
October 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Nageh Ahmed El-Mahdy, Magda El-Sayed El-Sayad, Aya Hassan El-Kadem
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a leading cause of end-stage renal disease in the world. Several signaling pathways are involved in the pathogenesis of DN including elevation in level of angiotensin II, formation of advanced glycation end products (AGE), activation of protein kinase c (PKC), and lipid accumulation. These pathways activate one another mutually leading to oxidative stress, increasing expression of transforming growth factor beta-1(TGF-β 1) and release of interleukins and adhesion molecules, so the aim of this study is to interrupt more than pathogenic pathway to ameliorate the progression of DN...
July 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Marie Tauber, Elodie Bal, Xue-Yuan Pei, Marine Madrange, Amel Khelil, Houria Sahel, Akila Zenati, Mohamed Makrelouf, Khaled Boubridaa, Amel Chiali, Naima Smahi, Farida Otsmane, Bakar Bouajar, Slaheddine Marrakchi, Hamida Turki, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Manuelle Viguier, Yamina Hamel, Hervé Bachelez, Asma Smahi
Homozygous or compound heterozygous IL36RN gene mutations underlie the pathogenesis of psoriasis-related pustular eruptions including generalized pustular psoriasis, palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau, and acute generalized exanthematous pustular eruption. We identified two unreported IL36RN homozygous mutations (c.41C>A/p.Ser14X and c.420_426del/p.Gly141MetfsX29) in patients with familial generalized pustular psoriasis. We analyzed the impact of a spectrum of IL36RN mutations on IL-36 receptor antagonist protein by using site-directed mutagenesis and expression in HEK293T cells...
September 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Yassaman Alipour Tehrany, Emmanuel Laffitte, Olivier Grosgurin, David Spoerl
Cutaneous drug eruptions are delayed type hypersensitivity reactions that can be potentially life threatening. Severe cutaneous adverse reactions encompass the acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), the drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), the Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and the toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN, synonym: Lyell syndrome). In this article, we focus on the DRESS syndrome, which associates skin eruption and systemic symptoms. Its mortality rate is estimated at 10%...
April 6, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
Tanvi Gupta, Vijay K Garg, Rashmi Sarkar, Anjali Madan
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a skin eruption, frequently drug induced and characterized by the acute development of multiple sterile minute pustules on an erythematous base. There is no case of fexofenadine-induced AGEP in literature (PubMed search). A 40-year-old female presented to us with fever and sudden onset development of multiple discrete to coalescent 1-2 mm nonfollicular pustules on an erythematous base present mainly on her trunk and upper extremities for past 2 days. She had a history of use of fexofenadine 180 mg OD for rhinitis for 2 days...
March 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Kelly C Pearson, Dean S Morrell, Susan R Runge, Puneet Jolly
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare cutaneous eruption that often is a reaction to medications, most commonly antibiotics. Clinically, AGEP closely mimics pustular psoriasis and also is similar to subcorneal pustular dermatosis and IgA pemphigus. For clinicians, it is important to differentiate AGEP from pustular psoriasis. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis will have an acute drug association. Few cases have been known to be caused by hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Proper therapeutic management of AGEP includes withdrawal of the offending agent, and resolution typically occurs within 15 days...
March 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Tae In Kim, Ki Heon Jeong, Min Kyung Shin, Nack In Kim
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare disorder characterized by acute onset of erythematous and edematous eruptions with sterile pustules, accompanied by fever, and a self-limiting condition thought to be caused by drugs, in particular, antibiotics. Drug-related rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a severe adverse drug-induced reaction, characterized by a generalized skin rash associated with hypereosinophilia, lymphocytosis, and internal organ involvement...
February 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Enzo Errichetti, Enrico Pegolo, Giuseppe Stinco
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February 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Hasan Tak, Cengiz Koçak, Gülben Sarıcı, Nazlı Dizen Namdar, Mehtap Kıdır
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare inflammatory dermatosis characterized by multiple nonfollicular pustules that occur on erythematous skin. Despite its similarity to pustular psoriasis and association with fever and leukocytosis, AGEP typically heals quickly. Etiologically, drugs and viruses have been suspected in most cases. Here, we present a case of AGEP, in a woman, that developed 1 day after starting bupropion for smoking cessation, as a rare side effect of the treatment.
2015: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Kurt Grelck, Noelle Stewart, Les Rosen, Sean Sukal
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a potentially widespread, pustular, cutaneous eruption commonly associated with drug administration. We report a case of AGEP associated with the antianginal, anti-ischemic agent ranolazine. The patient, an 83-year-old man, had a validation score of 10 out of 12 in accordance with the EuroSCAR criteria (8-12 is considered definitive), although it may have been higher had blood work been performed prior to diagnosis and treatment. After ranolazine was discontinued and a course of tapered oral prednisone was prescribed, the rash resolved with subsequent desquamation...
October 2015: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Anna E Power, Linda V Graudins, Catriona A McLean, Ingrid Hopper
PURPOSE: The case of a patient who experienced a severe adverse reaction requiring emergency treatment after a single dose of fenofibrate is described. SUMMARY: A 58-year-old woman with type 1 diabetes was hospitalized for treatment of an extensive blistering rash on the buttocks and trunk accompanied by fever, hypotension, tachycardia, neutrophilia, impaired renal function, and liver enzyme abnormalities. She reported that two days previously she had developed fever and vomiting four hours after taking her first dose of fenofibrate (145 mg)...
December 1, 2015: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
Sagger Mawri, Tarun Jain, Jainil Shah, Gina Hurst, Jennifer Swiderek
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare cutaneous adverse reaction characterized by acute sterile pustular eruptions, mostly induced by medications. Antibiotics are the most commonly implicated drugs; however, there have only been two previous reports of vancomycin-induced AGEP in the literature. In this case, we present the clinical course of a 56-year-old man who was admitted to the intensive care unit with an unusually severe form of AGEP mimicking septic shock, which developed after the recent use of vancomycin...
2015: Journal of Intensive Care
W Hoetzenecker, M Nägeli, E T Mehra, A N Jensen, I Saulite, P Schmid-Grendelmeier, E Guenova, A Cozzio, L E French
Adverse cutaneous drug reactions are recognized as being major health problems worldwide causing considerable costs for health care systems. Most adverse cutaneous drug reactions follow a benign course; however, up to 2% of all adverse cutaneous drug eruptions are severe and life-threatening. These include acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Physicians should be aware of specific red flags to rapidly identify these severe cutaneous drug eruptions and initiate appropriate treatment...
January 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
Harini Rajgopal Bala, Chris Jalilian, Michelle S Goh, Richard Williams, Guan Tan, Alvin H Chong
We report two cases of Caucasian women who developed folliculocentric pustulosis after exposure to amoxycillin. A literature review found that most amoxycillin-related pustular eruptions were reported as acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) or acute localised exanthematous pustulosis (ALEP). Histopathology from both our cases showed sterile suppurative folliculitis, which resolved on the cessation of amoxycillin.
November 9, 2015: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Aline Soares de Sousa, Osório Alves Corrêa de Castro Lara, Francine Papaiordanou, Gláucia Silva Simioni Marchioro, Antonio José Tebcherani
Severe cutaneous drug reactions include a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from mild morbilliform cutaneous rash, to severe forms of hypersensitivity. Special attention is given in this report to the acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), induced in 90% of cases by the use of systemic drugs, especially aminopenicillins and macrolides. The incidence of the disease is low, 1-5 cases per million patients / year. The main differential diagnosis is Von Zumbusch's Pustular Psoriasis. The prognosis is generally good and the disease self limited, after withdrawal of the triggering drug...
July 2015: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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