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Amantadine-induced livedo reticularis in a child treated off label for neurobehavioral disorders.

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Summary of "Amantadine-induced livedo reticularis in a child treated off label for neurobehavioral disorders."

We report the case of an 8-year-old boy who was taking amantadine off label for multiple childhood neurobehavioral disorders and subsequently developed livedo reticularis. Although this side effect is well-described in adult patients taking amantadine for Parkinson disease, it is now being seen in children as the off-label use of amantadine is expanded to this population.

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Name: Cutis
ISSN: 2326-6929
Pages: E8-E9

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A condition characterized by a reticular or fishnet pattern on the skin of lower extremities and other parts of the body. This red and blue pattern is due to deoxygenated blood in unstable dermal blood vessels. The condition is intensified by cold exposure and relieved by rewarming.

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