Ciprofloxacin, a very common antibiotic used in our day-to-day practice can cause adverse cutaneous reactions in 1–2% of patients. Photosensitivity, urticaria and maculopapular rash are the usual skin reactions. Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is an uncommon side effect of ciprofloxacin. Ciprofloxacin-induced generalised bullous FDEs have been very rarely reported in the literature. We report one such case of a young man who developed generalised non-bullous FDEs after treatment with ciprofloxacin.
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Contributors MI: treating physician; case diagnosis, management and manuscript writing. MRSR: literature review. UD: proofreading and corrections.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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