Purple glove syndrome (PGS) is a rare complication of intravenous phenytoin use that is poorly understood and potentially serious. The characteristic features of PGS are pain, edema, and discoloration at the injection site that spreads to the distal limbs. Diagnosis of PGS can be made from clinical presentation, and treatment is usually restricted to conservative therapy. A 7-year-old girl was treated with phenytoin for epilepsy and was referred to our department for violaceous color change and edema on intravenous injection site of the left hand. It was consistent with PGS, and to our knowledge, it is first report in Korea.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Korean Journal of Dermatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Nov|
- Purple glove syndrome
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