Localized bullous eruptions away from infusion site due to intravenous acyclovir administration in a child

Gurkan A., Erkek N., Senel S.

Indian Journal of Pharmacology, vol.44, no.1, pp.126-128, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0253-7613.91885
  • Journal Name: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-128
  • Keywords: Acyclovir, adverse effect, bullous eruption, child
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


Acyclovir is an antiviral agent against herpes virus. Its local adverse effects are common and typically consist of inflammation or phlebitis at the site of intravenous infusion. Here we present a child with bullous eruptions away from infusion site due to acyclovir administration. It is exceptionally rare with only one adult case has been reported to date.