Maniac psychosis and erythematous dermatitis induced by disulfiram
Naveen D Kumar
1Senior resident in DM addiction psychiatry, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
Naveen D Kumar Senior Resident in DM addiction psychiatry, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi India
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Disulfiram is the drug prescribed for the treatment of alcohol dependence syndrome for few decades, and transient functional psychosis has been reported as one of its side effects. Skin erythematous reaction is another adverse effect reported simultaneously as a rare combination. This report discusses a case of acute psychosis (affective) and skin rash in a patient on disulfiram and caution should be considered personal and familial antecedents of vulnerability.