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Clinical Observation
May 1982

Exfoliative Dermatitis During Cefoxitin Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(5):1031-1032. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340180189030

An 84-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with a diabetic foot ulcer and osteomyelitis of the calcaneum. While being treated with cefoxitin sodium, he experienced generalized exfoliative dermatitis, which subsided on discontinuation of therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of exfoliative dermatitis with a cephalosporin or related drug.

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