Published in Blood Weekly, May 5th, 2005
According to a study from Australia, "We report an outbreak of a 'rash' syndrome in patients attending methadone clinics in New South Wales."
"It presents with a pruritic, exanthematous or purpuric rash involving the trunk, limbs, palms and soles, which develops over a week and proceeds in most patients to desquamation (mainly of palms and soles) persisting for 3-4 weeks," wrote J.N. Currie and colleagues at Western Sydney Area Health Service in Wentworthville.
"Mucosae are not involved, and patients are generally systemically well. To...
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