Symmetrical Drug-related Intertriginous and Flexural Exanthema (Baboon Syndrome)

Lima Miranda, Olinda and Martins, Joao and Almeida, Angela and Formigo, Mariana and Pereira, Olga and Rocha, Margarida and Cotte, Jorge (2021) Symmetrical Drug-related Intertriginous and Flexural Exanthema (Baboon Syndrome). European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8 (12). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Baboon syndrome, also called symmetrical drug-related intertriginous and flexural exanthema (SDRIFE), is an erythematous maculopapular rash that presents in skin folds in a symmetrical pattern. This condition may develop after the patient starts a particular agent. Treatment consists of stopping the associated trigger and medicating with topical or systemic corticosteroids.A 30-year-old man with odynophagia, otalgia and fever was prescribed amoxicillin. He developed erythematous and pruriginous lesions in the cubital fossa and inguinal regions. He attended the emergency department (ED) where he was prescribed penicillin. Lesions continued to progressively worsen with a bilateral symmetrical pattern in the axillary region and later in the nape folds, popliteal regions, and on the perineum and buttocks. The patient presented to the ED for a second time, where he was diagnosed with baboon syndrome and prescribed topical steroids with clear improvement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baboon syndrome, symmetrical drug-related intertriginous and flexural exanthema, amoxicillin, penicillin
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 16:42
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022 16:42

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