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Journal of Case Reports
Erythema Multiforme: Extremely Rare Side Effect of Pyrazinamide
Salauddin, Nafees Ahmad Khan, Rameez Najeeb, Rakesh Bhargva, Mohammad Shameem,  Arif
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, J.N. Medical College, AMU Aligarh. Uttar Pradesh, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Nafees Ahmad Khan
Email: nafees.doc@gmail.com
Received: 16-JAN-2018 Accepted: 24-APR-2018 Published Online: 30-MAY-2018
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2018.0037
Background: There are various types of cutaneous drug reactions with anti-tubercular therapy (ATT), and probably each and every first line ATT can manifest these reactions. Erythema multiforme (EM) is one of the extremely rare, acute hypersensitivity reaction to various drugs including pyrazinamide. Case Report: We report a case of 19 years old female with pulmonary tuberculosis who developed biopsy proven EM 45 days after initiation of ATT, as an adverse effect of pyrazinamide. Conclusion: Physicians must be aware of this rare side effect of pyrazinamide.
Keywords : Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions, Erythema Multiforme, Pyrazinamide, Tuberculosis.
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