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Adverse Reaction of Topical Etofenamate: Petechial Eruption

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DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.029
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767–9

Etofenamate is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Clinical findings caused by etofenamate
are uncommon. Allergic contact dermatitis is the most common cutaneous reaction reported. But
petechial eruption due to etofenamate had not been reported yet. This report concerns an 11-year old
male with petechial eruption after application of topical etofenamate.
Physicians need to be aware that patients can develop an asymptomatic purpuric eruption when
etofenamate is ordered.

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