An Uncommon Side Effect of Bupropion: A Case of Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis

Case Rep Dermatol Med. 2015:2015:421765. doi: 10.1155/2015/421765. Epub 2015 Nov 24.

Abstract

Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare inflammatory dermatosis characterized by multiple nonfollicular pustules that occur on erythematous skin. Despite its similarity to pustular psoriasis and association with fever and leukocytosis, AGEP typically heals quickly. Etiologically, drugs and viruses have been suspected in most cases. Here, we present a case of AGEP, in a woman, that developed 1 day after starting bupropion for smoking cessation, as a rare side effect of the treatment.