Similar Effectiveness of Methyl Aminolevulinate and 5-Aminolevulinate in Topical Photodynamic Therapy for Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma

July 2006 | Volume 5 | Issue 7 | Original Article | 642 | Copyright © July 2006

Daniëlle I. Kuijpers MD, Monique R. Thissen PhD, Carleine A. Thissen MD, Martino H. Neumann MD PhD

Abstract
We report a case of a 34-year-old woman who received cefuroxime, a second-generation cephalosporin, as treatment for mastitis. She subsequently developed a serum sickness-like reaction (SSLR) with a generalized pruritic rash, joint pains, and fever. She improved upon treatment with systemic steroids. SSLR is well-described to cefaclor, a second-generation cephalosporin. However, there is a paucity of reports of SSLR to other cephalosporins such as this case.