• Vol. 43 No. 8, 433–434
  • 15 August 2014

An Uncommon Cutaneous Reaction for a Common Drug


A 72-year-old Chinese female presented with a rapidly progressing, generalised rash over a 2-week period. Her medical history includes hypertension for which nifedipine had been started 5 weeks earlier. She was otherwise well with no systemic symptoms. Physical examination showed annular, scaly, erythematous plaques with central clearing on her upper and lower limbs, neck, trunk, and back (Figs. 1A and 1B).

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