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Drug eruptions (dermatitis medicamentosa). Drug eruptions may mimic nearly the entire range of dermatoses of other causes. One of the most common forms is an exanthem, with erythematous (red), edematous (swollen) papules and plaques. Common causes of drug eruptions include antibiotics (such as ampicillin, cephalosporins and sulfa drugs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS like Advil or Aleve), vaccines, chemotherapy drugs, anticonvulsants and psychotropic drugs (such as cocaine or cannabis).

Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Sources: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology
Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal
Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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