Diagnosis of photosensitivity to flupenthixol by photoprick testing

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Download / Buy Article:


We report the case of a 38‐year‐old patient with an erythematous eruption, initially confined to photo‐exposed areas and then becoming more generalized, which was attributable to flupenthixol, a thioxanthene derivative used for its neuroleptic properties. The compound has the same polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as phenothiazines, but without any cross‐reaction in our patient. A photoallergic cause for the eruption was verified on clinical, histological and photobiologic grounds. Photopatch tests were negative, but photoprick testing was positive after UV irradiation of the test site. Photopatch test methods using better skin penetration have been already reported for testing drug photosensitivity. Photoprick testing combines better penetration with greater ease of use.

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0781.1997.tb00221.x

Affiliations: Explorations allergologiques et photobiologiques, Service de Dermatologie - CHU de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Publication date: August 1, 1997

Related content



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more