|Other names: Bromoderma tuberosum|
|Bromoderma in an infant -Erythematous papules with pustules inside|
|Symptoms||Eruption of small regular bumps and pus-filled bumps in the skin, looking like acne|
|Causes||Bromine containing medicines, some soft drinks|
|Diagnostic method||Appearance, blood test for bromide|
Bromoderma is a skin condition characterized by an eruption of small bumps and pustules in the skin, looking like acne. The bumps may merge to form larger weeping plaques, usually on the face, but can occur in the mouth and eyes. Glands may be swollen. It is a type of halogenoderma.
It is caused by hypersensitivity to bromides, such as those found in certain medicines such as ipratropium bromide and potassium bromide, and some cola and soft drinks containing bromine.
The level of bromide in blood is raised. The condition may appear similar to Sweet syndrome, orthopoxvirus infection or pyoderma gangrenosum.
It is rare. Around 1-10% of people exposed to bromine may develop bromoderma. It has been reported in babies breastfed by mothers on bromine containing medicines.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "6. Contact dermatitis and drug eruption". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 136. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2022-04-17. Retrieved 2022-04-16.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Dyall-Smith, Welwyn (2009). "Halogenodermas | DermNet NZ". dermnetnz.org. Archived from the original on 12 August 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2022.