Objective: There are various adverse drug reaction (ADR) associated with pharmacological therapy that differ in clinical presentation, prognosis and therapy. Among these, cutaneous eruptions are the most common type of all ADRs.Theclinical presentation of cutaneous drug eruptions ranges from common transient and benign erythema to the most severe forms such as Steven-Johnson syndrome (SJS), Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare cutaneous drug reaction accounting for 1–5 cases/1,000,000 per year. Antibiotics like β‑lactams and macrolides are the usual offending agents. Among anticonvulsants-carbamazepine, phenobarbital and phenytoin are commonly associated with AGEP. Sodium valproate is relatively free from cutaneous drug reaction. Thus, we hereby, report a rare case of AGEP in a 24 years old male, reaction following valproate intake used to control post traumatic seizure.
Key words: Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, Valproate, Adverse drug reaction.