Panniculitis secondary to extravasation of clarithromycin in a patient with α1-antitrypsin deficiency (phenotype PiZ)
α1-Antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is known to be associated with panniculitis. Although reports of this association are rare, the true incidence may be unappreciated because of underdiagnosis of AATD. We report a case of panniculitis occurring in a 34-year-old woman with severe AATD following the extravasation of clarithromycin infused intravenously for treatment of community-acquired pneumonia. Resolution occurred with conservative management. The histopathology and management of this unusual condition are discussed, with a review of the literature.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2003