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Risperidone-induced maculopapular rashes in a child

 Department of Psychiatry, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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Enub Ali,
Department of Psychiatry, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, NH-3, NIT, Faridabad - 121 001, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/aip.aip_135_21

We report the case and the literature focusing on dermatological problems as a possible side effect of risperidone. A 10-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, who was maintaining well on atomoxetine, developed rashes on addition of risperidone for behavioral problems. This prompted us to evaluate the relationship between skin rashes and risperidone. Maculopapular rashes resolved after risperidone was stopped following 3 days of treatment and resurfaced after rechallenge. These dermatological side effects were possibly induced by risperidone. Possible association of antipsychotics with dermatological side effects was explored and discussed. Antipsychotic use may present with maculopapular rashes as a side effect.

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