Drug reaction with herbal supplement: a possible case of drug induced lupus erythematosus

Malays Fam Physician. 2010 Aug 31;5(2):99-100. eCollection 2010.


A 24-year-old lady presented with four days history of fever, non-pruritic rash, ankle pain and swelling. She had consumed herbal supplement five days before the onset of symptoms. Examinations revealed erythematous maculo-papular lesions of varying sizes on sun exposed areas. Patient was suspected to have Drug Induced Lupus Erythematosus (DILE) and subsequently symptoms subsided rapidly on withholding the herbal medication.

Keywords: Adverse drug reaction; drug induced lupus erythematosus (DILE); herbal supplements.

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