Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Case Report

Urticarial lesions associated with the use of paroxetine: a case report

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Malatya State Hospital, Malatya, Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2018; 28: 352-354
DOI: 10.1080/24750573.2018.1471819
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Paroxetine is an antidepressant included in the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) with antidepressant and anxiolytic properties. A rarely seen adverse effect of paroxetine is dermatological reactions. Commonly seen reactions to paroxetine are eczematous reactions and benign skin lesions in general, while some clinical pictures such as life-threatening Stevens–Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis can also be seen. A case of a female patient who developed urticaria during paroxetine use is discussed in this paper.

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