Erythroderma and Chronic Lichenification Due to Metformin
KeywordsMetformin, erythroderma, lichenification, pruritus
We present the case of a 62-year-old man with a 4-year history of pruritus and erythroderma. The patient had been taking metformin for 5 years, so after contact allergies, contact with toxic products, and autoimmune diseases were ruled out, the condition was treated as erythroderma secondary to metformin. A skin biopsy subsequently confirmed the diagnosis and lichenification of some areas of the patient's skin.
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