| DRUG WATCH
|Year : 2013 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 410-411
Inflamed psoriatic plaques: Drug toxicity or disease exacerbation?
Nidhi Jindal1, Kshama Arora1, Pooja Jindal2, Vijay Kumar Jain1, Sangita Ghosh1
1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Pt BDS PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Pt BDS PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
We are presenting a case of Methotrexate treated stable plaque psoriasis, in whom inflamed psoriatic plaques of drug toxicity were misdiagnosed as disease exacerbation. Erosive psoriatic plaques were present in the absence of biochemical or hematological derangements. Ulceration of psoriatic plaques in the presence of disturbed hematological profile is well described as a harbinger of methotrexate toxicity, but this kind of erosions in the absence of any systemic involvement is the first report of its kind.
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Pt BDS PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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