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

Abstract
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.