Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Amiodarone-induced skin damage: clinical observation

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №3 Pages: 741-744
Heading: Cardiology Article type: Case report
Authors: Kosheleva N.A., Magdeeva N.A., Frontaseva V.V., Alekseeva I.L., Fedoritova M.O.
Organization: Saratov Regional Clinical Hospital, Saratov State Medical University

Nowadays one of the most often used antiarrhytmic drugs is amiodarone. Amiodarone is the most effective drug for sinoatrial rate preservation at fibrillation of auricles, the only agent with the proved ability to reduce mortality in patients with cardial pathology and ventricular arrhythmias. On the other hand, amiodarone is the "reserve" drug due to its side effects. In this observation the patient was on amiodarone in the course of 5 years due to paroxysms of auricles fibrillation. After 4 years of drug therapy grayish-blue local areas appeared on open body parts (i. e. face, hands). After drug with drawal the intensity of skin staining decreased. In this clinical case skin hyperpigmentation was amiodarone side effect and did not require any special treatment.

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