Cutaneous Small Vessel Vasculitis due to Famciclovir Therapy
July 2005 | Volume 4 | Issue 4 | Case Reports | 486 | Copyright © July 2005
Syed O. Ali CPT MC USA, Richmond D. McCarty LT USAF MSC, Brian M. Davis Col USAF MC
Cutaneous hypersensitivity vasculitis is often idiopathic, but may be the result of therapeutic drugs. It is important to
be aware of previously unreported drugs that may be associated with this complication. We report a case of cutaneous
hypersensitivity vasculitis due to famciclovir therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this interaction in the
medical literature in English.