Medications can cause many skin reactions. This particular appearance is called a "fixed drug eruption" and was caused by a reaction to ceftazidime. This type of reaction typically recurs in exactly the same location when the person takes the same medication again.
Review Date 1/23/2022
Updated by: Stuart I. Henochowicz, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.