Citalopram-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus -- first case and review concerning photosensitivity in selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
General Hospital Psychiatry, 04/27/2012
Rohrs S et al. – A 71–year–old woman with major depression developed 2 days after intake of 20 mg citalopram a strongly itching and largely dimensioned confluencing erythema with infiltrations and blisters all over the trunk with fever and malaise. In clinical practice, indication and dosage of citalopram and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) should be carefully monitored. In the case of a SSRI–induced photosensitivity, medication can be switched to an antidepressant from another class.