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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-102

Radix Aucklandiae(dried root of Saussurea costus)-induced acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis confirmed by patch testing


Department of Dermatology, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Chia-Yu Chu
Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 10002
Taiwan
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DOI: 10.4103/ds.ds_16_18

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A 40-year-old female presented with rapid-onset generalized erythematous eruption with pustules agminated over the flexural areas and the flanks for 2days. In skin histopathology, extensive subcorneal pustules, spongiosis and neutrophilic exocytosis, papillary dermal edema, and perivascular and interstitial mixed-cell infiltrates were observed. No psoriasis history but irregular intake of numerous kinds of Chinese herbal medications and the last-modified regimen including Radix Aucklandiae 14days before the onset of pustular eruption were unveiled. Patch test showed positive result with only Radix Aucklandiae. Thus, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis induced by Radix Aucklandiae was diagnosed.


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