A 65-yeat old woman with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis was admitted for fever and chills for 3 days accompanied by forearm arterio-venous graft (AVG) swelling. Hematogram revealed marked leukocytosis (25800/μL) and blood culture reported methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Vancomycin (1 gram every 4 days) was used for AVG MRSA infection. Skin itching over palmar and plantar areas developed after a 2-week course of vancomycin. Palmar and plantar erythema occurred one day later and progressed to scaling lesions during the next 3 days. These desquamative leslons gradually improved after topical steroid use and vancomycin was withdrawn. We reported a vancomycin-induced palmoplantar erythema in a patient with maintenance hemodialysis. This report suggests vancomycin should be prescribed to dialysis patients with more caution.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- palmo-plantar erythema
- palmo-plantar erythrodysesthesia
- acral erythema syndrome
- endstage renal disease
Wang, Y. C., Wu, I. W., Chou, C. C., Tsai, C. R., Chung, W-H., & Wu, M-S. (2009). Vancomycin Associated Palmo-Plantar Erythema in a Hemodialysis Patient. Acta Nephrologica, 23(1), 43-46. http://www.AiritiLibrary.com/Publication/Index/10131671-200903-23-1-43-46-a