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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-53

Mucocutaneous adverse effects of remdesivir and favipiravir in patients with Covid-19 infection: A systematic review

Department of Dermatology, Zoram Medical College, Mizoram, India

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Pradeep Balasubramanian
Department of Dermatology, Zoram Medical College, Mizoram
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijdpdd.ijdpdd_70_21

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Introduction: Remdesivir and favipiravir are two antiviral medicines used in the treatment of Covid-19 infection widely. The studies pertaining to the mucocutaneous adverse events of these two drugs are scarce. Hence, we performed a systematic review to bridge the above gap. Materials and Methods: The study is performed according to the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) statement. All original articles, case series, and case reports pertaining to mucocutaneous adverse drug reactions caused by remdesivir and favipiravir, while any of these drugs were administered in Covid-19-infected patients, were included in the present study. Results: Six articles were identified pertaining to the mucocutaneous adverse reactions of remdesivir, of which two were original articles and four were case reports. Four case reports pertaining to the mucocutaneous adverse events of favipiravir are included in this study. The details regarding the same are elaborated in the main manuscript. Conclusion: In the present systematic analysis, the mucocutaneous adverse events of the two widely used antiviral medications in Covid-19 were described. This articles throws light on the aspects which are hardly reported or discussed in the literature.

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