Development of Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis due to Hydroxychloroquine Use for COVID-19 Treatment

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Number of pages : 95-96

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Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a cutaneous drug eruption, which is characterized by nonfollicular, sterile pustules, rapidly and severely progresses on an erythematous base. Although antibiotics have been considered to be responsible for most of the development of AGEP, many drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), may also cause it. Recently, HCQ is frequently used in the prophylaxis and treatment of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection along with antiviral drugs. In our study, we have presented an AGEP reaction case that has been developed in one patient who is being treated for coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) and using the HCQ.

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