Reticulated phototoxic eruption in a patient on long-term diltiazem therapy.
Diltiazem hydrochloride is a commonly prescribed medication in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. A case of diltiazem-induced hyperpigmentation in a patient after significant sun exposure is reported. The morphological appearance was reticulated and slate-gray to blue in color. The pathogenesis of the hyperpigmentation is discussed and possible treatment options are reviewed.
Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
SourceJournal of drugs in dermatology : JDD 7:8 2008 Aug pg 792-3
Calcium Channel Blockers
Pub Type(s)Case Reports