Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis caused by a probable spider bite: A case report and review of the literature


DİRİCAN F., ACAR A., YAMAN B., Turk B. G.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.54, no.4, pp.152-155, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a toxic cutaneous reaction pattern that is mostly caused by drug intake and rarely associated with spider bites. We report a case of a female patient, 47 years old, with febrile pustular lesions on an erythematous base at the abdominal region. She had three violaceous erythematous and edematous plaques on the interscapular region, one of which had a necrotic crust at its center. The lesions were compatible with spider bites. By considering histopathological and clinical findings, the patient was diagnosed with AGEP. Since she had no history of drug intake, viral infection or other triggers, a spider bite was thought to have caused the AGEP.