Phenytoin Induced Oral Lichenoid Eruption and Melasma: A Case Report

Published on:March 2018
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2018; 11(1):55-57
Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.11.1.10

Phenytoin Induced Oral Lichenoid Eruption and Melasma: A Case Report

Authors and affiliation (s):

Margret Roji1, Midhula Sebastian1, Jisha M Lucca2*, Ranugha PSS3

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Karnataka, INDIA.

2Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Clinical Pharmacy, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, KSA

3Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore, INDIA.


In India, phenytoin is the most frequently prescribed medication for most forms of epilepsy except for absence seizures. It has been associated with various cutaneous reaction, however Oral Lichenoid Drug Reaction (OLDR) are rarely documented. We report a case of Phenytoin induced Oral Lichenoid Eruption and Melasma.

Key words: Phenytoin, Melasma, Oral lichenoid eruption.


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