Peterson, G, A transdermal patch of trouble, Australian Pharmacist, 33, (9) pp. 33-34. ISSN 0728-4632 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]
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A 79-year-old man, with a history of penicillin allergy, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and multiple vertebral fractures secondary to severe osteoporosis, developed a pruritic, erythematous reaction limited to the site of application of transdermal buprenorphine.
He had been applying transdermal buprenorphine patches for several weeks for chronic back pain before the lesions developed. After withdrawal of the transdermal buprenorphine and the use of topical high-potency corticosteroids, the lesions resolved. Skin patch tests with transdermal buprenorphine showed a papular erythematous reaction, suggesting a delayed hypersensitivity reaction.
|Item Type:||Professional, Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical Sciences|
|Objective Group:||Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)|
|Objective Field:||Skin and Related Disorders|
|Author:||Peterson, G (Professor Gregory Peterson)|
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