Reactions 1704, p185 - 2 Jun 2018 Acneiform eruption secondary to iododerma and haemorrhage within the lesions: case report A 47-year-old woman developed acneiform eruption secondary to iododerma and haemorrhage within the lesions following administration of iopamidol. The haemorrhage within the lesions was considered to be likely exacerbated by heparin. The woman, who had a history of transposition of the great arteries, was treated with Mustard procedure. She also had a history of multiple cerebrovascular accidents, chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus. She developed new cutaneous eruption during a hospitalisation for acute right leg weakness. On admission, she was started on heparin [dosage and route not stated] and underwent an abdominal aortogram in for evaluation of recurrent cerebrovascular or thrombolic event. Two days later, she developed a haemorrhagic vesicopustules on the circumferential neck, face, dorsal hands and chest. Her ocular and oral mucosae were spared. Biopsy of a neck lesion showed a central ulcer with areas of dermal necrosis, underlying histiocytes and neutrophils. The adjacent epidermis was acanthotic. Nine days after the abdominal aortogram at the outside institution, her urine studies showed an elevated iodine level at 91 975 µg/L. It was noted that at the time of aortogram, she had received 97mL of iopamidol contrast dye [route not stated]. The robust haemorrhage within the lesions was considered as likely exacerbated by the heparin, which she received during the eruption [time to reaction onset not clearly stated]. The woman was treated with methylprednisolone and diuresis. After two days, her iodine level was decreased to 56 118 µg/L. Her skin lesions showed progressive improvement. Later, she was transitioned to prednisone at discharge. At 6 months follow-up, the skin lesions were completely resolved, with no scarring or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Author comment: "Here we present a robust case of iododerma from exposure to iodinated contrast dye in the setting of renal insufficiency." "The robust hemorrhage within the lesions was likely exacerbated by the heparin that the patient took during the eruption." Hesseler MJ, et al. An acneiform eruption secondary to iododerma. JAAD Case Reports 4: 468-470, No. 5, Jun 2018. Available from: URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/ j.jdcr.2018.02.005 - USA 803322999 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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