Skin Signs due to Abuse/Misuse of Drugs

  • Renata Strumia


Patients with eating disorders misuse medications such as laxatives, diuretics, and diet pills to compensate for binge eating and/or to promote weight loss. Drug abuse can lead to adverse drug events. Laxatives containing senna may cause clubbing of the fingers and toes that is usually reversible when the patients stop the practice. Many adverse reactions have been reported for the diuretic furosemide, including exanthema, pruritus, urticaria, purpura, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, Sweet syndrome, and bullous eruption.


Diarrhea Cardiomyopathy Glycoside Vasculitis Myopathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FerraraItaly

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