Fixed drug eruption to tartrazine.


An 11-year-old girl with a recurrent fixed drug eruption to tartrazine on the dorsum of the left hand is presented. Oral provocation tests to both the suspected food, an artificially coloured cheese crisp, and to tartrazine were positive. This case highlights fire need to consider artificial flavours, colours and preservatives as potential culprits in classic drug eruptions.

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@article{Orchard1997FixedDE, title={Fixed drug eruption to tartrazine.}, author={David C Orchard and George Andrew Varigos}, journal={The Australasian journal of dermatology}, year={1997}, volume={38 4}, pages={212-4} }