|Skin problem possibly due to one of my meds...
Mar 6, 2002
Back in the late spring of 2001, I switched the D4T in my combo to abacavir for concerns about facial lipoatrophy. About 1 to 2 months later I started to develop red lesions on my skin, which have been categorized as superficial chronic dermatitis and/or non-specific exzema. My cell count is between 450 to 500 and my viral load is undetectable. In my medical history I never had any skin problems. Could the Abacavir be causing this?
| Response from Dr. Boyle
It is doubtful that abacavir is causing your rash, but it can't be entirely excluded. It or other medications you are taking may be causing a dermatitis and you should discuss this possibility with your doctor/dermatologist.
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