Published: 2018-03-23

Aceclofenac induced morbilliform eruptions: a case report

Priyanki ., Praveen Kumar Sinha, Shruti Suman, Pranay Kumar Mishra


Maculopapular or morbilliform eruptions may be the most common of all cutaneous drug reactions. Antimicrobials, NSAIDS, barbiturates, anticonvulsants, oral hypoglycemics etc. have been commonly implicated in these adverse reactions (ADR). Here, authors are presenting a case of a 38-year-old female with morbilliform eruptions due to aceclofenac for the treatment of joint pain. The patient was treated with antihistaminics, steroids, antimicrobials and local application of GV paint. She was discharged after eleven days with good recovery.


Adverse drug reaction, Aceclofenac, Morbilliform eruptions, NSAIDS

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