Rumpel-Leede Phenomenon in a Hypertensive Lady on Amlodipine YD01-YD02
Dr. Stalin Viswanathan,
Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College,
Kadhiramam, Pondicherry-605009, India.
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We are describing a 60-year-old hypertensive lady who developed Rumpel-Leede phenomenon following the use of a tourniquet to obtain a blood sample. History revealed that she was on amlodipine therapy and that spontaneous sun-exposure related purpura was often seen since amlodipine was prescribed. Examinations and investigations provided normal results. She refused consent for a skin biopsy. Symptoms resolved after its substitution with enalapril and dihydrochlorothiazide, without any further recurrence.