Published: 2021-05-27

A case of self-treatment induced oral mucosal fixed drug eruptions associated with use of tinidazole - a case report

Swathi C. Prabhu, Harshavardhan K. Shetty


Fixed drug eruptions (FDE) is a type of adverse reaction to drugs encountered in medical practice. Skin, glans penis is most common site of involvement. We hereby report a case of fixed drug eruption on oral mucosa due to tinidazole, a nitroimidazole-derivative which the patient had taken as he was suffering from gastro-intestinal distress. Very limited case reports have been found in literature with respect to tinidazole causing FDE.


Fixed drug eruption, Tinidazole

Full Text:



Mahboob A, Haroon TS. Drugs causing fixed eruptions: a study of 450 cases. Int J Dermatol. 1998;37(11):833-8.

Gupta R. Fixed Drug Eruption Due to Ornidazole. Indian J Dermatol. 2014;59(6):635.

Pawan S, Swamy AR, Mothi VHT, Yashaswini Y. Ibuprofen‐induced intra‐oral fixed drug eruption. J Pharm Pract Res. 2020;50:61-4.

Srivastava R, Bihari M, Bhuvan J, Saad A. Fixed drug eruptions with intraoral presentation. Indian J Dent. 2015;6(2):103-6.

Podder I, Das A, Ghosh A, Mishra V, Bhattacharya S, Das NK. Albendazole - induced eneralized multifocal fixed drug eruption. Pigment Int. 2015;2:57-9.

Özkaya E. Oral mucosal fixed drug eruption: characteristics and differential diagnosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013;69(2):51-8.

Sawyer PR, Brogden RN, Pinder RM, Speight TM, Avery GS. Tinidazole: a review of its antiprotozoal activity and therapeutic efficacy. Drugs. 1976;11(6):423-40.

Gupta R. Fixed drug eruption due to ornidazole. Indian J Dermatol. 2014;59:635.