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“Tineariasis” (or plaque-psoriasis induced by Terbinafine)

Journal: Journal of Clinical Images and Medical Case Reports (Vol.2, No. 6)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : psoriasis; pustular posriasis; plaque-psoriasis; terbinafine;

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Terbinafine is an anti fungal drug used worldwide to treat dermatophytosis. Although generally is well tolerated, several cutaneous side effects have been described. One of them is the induction or exacerbation of psoriasis, especially the pustular type. We describe a case of plaque-psoriasis induced by terbinafine in a young patient. Skin biopsy was performed to confirm the diagnosis and the suspected drug was discontinued. Biopsy showed regular epidermal hyperplasia with parakeratoses and neutrophils in the corneal layer. No fungal elements were observed. Improvement was observed after discontinuation of terbinafine. We present a new case of the induction of plaque-psoriasis after the use of oral terbinafine and conclude that this drug should be used with caution in predisposed patients.

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