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Australas J Dermatol. 2006 Nov;47(4):270-3.

Allopurinol induced generalized eosinophilic pustular folliculitis.

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Department of Dermatology, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia.


A 71-year-old Cambodian man who was commenced on allopurinol for the treatment of gout developed a generalized papulopustular follicular eruption 8 weeks following introduction of the drug. The skin biopsy findings were consistent with that of eosinophilic pustular folliculitis. Resolution of the rash took place during the 8 weeks following cessation of allopurinol and treatment with oral and topical corticosteroids.

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