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A transdermal patch of trouble


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 Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Dermatology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Peterson, G (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:96840
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2014-11-24
Last Modified:2015-06-10

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