Sodium fusidate


Sodium fusidate is a sodium salt of fusidic acid widely used for the treatment of cutaneous infections with Staphylococcus aureus.
 
Incidence
25 cases of contact dermatitis have been reported.
 
Risk factors
Atopic dermatitis.
 
Venous stasis
 
Leg ulcers.
 
Clinical manifestations
Contact eczema.
 
Diagnostic methods
Patch-tests with sodium fusidate in 1 to 2% in pet. or in 0.1% propylene glycol.
 
Mechanisms
Type IV delayed hypersensitivity.
 
Management
Avoidance.

References

  1. Giordano-Labadie F, Pelletier N, Bazex J, "Contact dermatitis from sodium fusidate", Contact Dermatitis, 1996 ; 34: 159

As in all diagnostic testing, the diagnosis is made by the physican based on both test results and the patient history.