Acute localized exanthematous pustulosis on the face.Ann Dermatol. 2011 Dec; 23(Suppl 3):S368-70.AD
Acute localized exanthematous pustulosis (ALEP) is a localized variant of acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, which is characterized by the eruption of multiple scattered pustules following drug administration. A 26-year-old woman presented with multiple erythematous pustules on her face, which had appeared three days after taking antibiotics. Histopathological findings showed subcorneal pustules and mixed inflammatory cell infiltration in the dermis. The pustules were resolved within 2 weeks after the patient discontinued the antibiotics. Herein, we present a case of a woman with a cutaneous drug reaction consistent with ALEP that occurred subsequent to administration of antibiotics.