Types of cutaneous drug reactions
The common types of drug reactions are:
- Maculo papular rash.
- Fixed drug eruption.
- Erythematic multiform.
- Stevens Johnson’s syndrome.
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Drugs that commonly cause reactions
Drug allergyTheoretically any drug can cause a reaction. However pain killers and certain antibiotics and drugs used for epilepsy are the commonest culprits. Morbilliform eruption is caused by administrating ampicillin to a patient with infectious mononucleosis.