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Petechial and purpuric eruption induced by lidocaine/prilocaine cream: a rare side effect.

Author(s): Roldan-Marin R, de-la-Barreda Becerril F

Affiliation(s): Hospital General "Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez", Mexico City, Mexico. roroderm@yahoo.com

Publication date & source: 2009-03, J Drugs Dermatol., 8(3):287-8.

Publication type: Case Reports

Lidocaine/prilocaine cream is a topical anesthetic commonly used in pediatric and dermatologic practice to obtain local anesthesia. Common side effects include: transient skin blanching, erythema, urticaria, allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, and hyperpigmentation. The authors report a petechial and purpuric reaction after the application of lidocaine/prilocaine cream. This is a rare side effect, since to our knowledge only few case reports have been documented in literature.

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