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A case of fixed drug eruption secondary to quinine in tonic water presenting to a sexual health clinic
  1. Elizabeth Lonsdale-Eccles1,
  2. Arabella Wallett2,
  3. Alison M Ward1
  1. 1Clinic 275, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  2. 2Dermatology Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elizabeth Lonsdale-Eccles, Clinic 275, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia; elonsdaleeccles{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is a cutaneous drug reaction which occurs repeatedly at a given mucocutaneous site after exposure to the causative agent. Lesions typically occur on extremities, oral mucosa and genital skin. Quinine is a common food additive and is recognised as a rare cause of FDE. We report a case of FDE with oral and genital lesions presenting to a sexual health clinic due to quinine contained in tonic water.

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