Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus-like drug eruption due to combination diuretic hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene.
Author(s): Darken M, McBurney EI
Affiliation(s): Department of Dermatology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Slidell.
Publication date & source: 1988-01, J Am Acad Dermatol., 18(1 Pt 1):38-42.
Publication type: Case Reports
Three patients taking a frequently prescribed diuretic combination of hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene developed eruptions resembling subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. Histopathology of the skin biopsies of all three patients was consistent with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus. On discontinuation of the diuretic drug, the cutaneous eruptions cleared.