Reticulated Phototoxic Eruption in a Patient onLong-term Diltiazem Therapy
August 2008 | Volume 7 | Issue 8 | Case Reports | 792 | Copyright © August 2008
Miriam Hanson MD, Vesna Petronic-Rosic MD
Diltiazem hydrochloride is a commonly prescribed medication in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. A case of diltiazem-induced
hyperpigmentation in a patient after signifi cant sun exposure is reported. The morphological appearance was reticulated and slategray
to blue in color. The pathogenesis of the hyperpigmentation is discussed and possible treatment options are reviewed.