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February 1968

Fixed Eruptions Due to an Ephedrine Isomer

Author Affiliations

USA, Fort Eustis, Va

From the Department of Dermatology, McDonald Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, Va.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(2):115-119. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610080019003

Two cases are reported of fixed eruptions due to the ephedrine isomer d-pseudoephedrine. The reactions could not be induced by any of the other three optically active stereoisomers of ephedrine. As far as has been ascertained, these are the first descriptions of fixed eruptions caused by a sympathomimetic drug.