Published: 2016-12-23

A case of nevirapine-induced exfoliative dermatitis in an immunocompromised patient: a case report

Arvind Kumar, Dinesh Kansal, Usha K. Chaudhary, Ajay Sharma, Reena Sharma


Nevirapine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used as one of the first-line drugs for the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in human immunodeficiency virus positive patients. The side effects range from skin rashes to fulminant hepatotoxicity. The most of the side effects are manifested in the first 6-10 weeks indicating a need for close monitoring and follow-up of the patient in first few weeks. We hereby are presenting a case of a 41-year-old female who developed exfoliative dermatitis after 4 weeks of therapy.


Highly active antiretroviral therapy, Human immunodeficiency virus, Exfoliative dermatitis, Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor

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