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Volume: 7 , Issue: 1

International Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis

L-Thyroxine induced maculopapular rash: A case report

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Shatavisa Mukherjee*,Shambo Samrat Samajdar,Ajanta Sarkar,Amit K Ghosh

Volume : 6

Issue : 3

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Article First Page : 85

Article End Page : 87


Levothyroxine sodium (LT4) is a thyroid hormone prescribed as supplemental therapy in congenital and acquired hypothyroidism. This pathology is common in general population with an incidence of 4.1/1000 per year in women and 0.6/1000 per year in men. Though widely used, few cases of levothyroxine allergy are reported. Here we report a case of 44 year old male, who following two months of treatment initiation with L thyroxine 75 mcg, he manifested with hypersensitivity reactions progressing in form of maculopapular rash.

Keywords: Levothyroxine Sodium, Maculopapular Rash, Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reaction, Drug Sensitivity Testing.

Doi No:-10.18231/j.ijpca.2019.016