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Fatal lichenoid drug eruption after proton pump inhibitor therapy

This case discusses a patient who developed a severe lichenoid drug eruption following treatment with the proton pump inhibitors lansoprazole, omeprazole and esomeprazole. A 78-year-old lady, previously of good health, was admitted with a four-month history of a widespread pruritic rash. Initially, she had been started on lansoprazole for dyspepsia, but developed a rash several days later. Lansoprazole was discontinued and the patient was switched to omeprazole.
Dermatology in practice 2013; 19(1): 20–20
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