July 2004

Localized Pemphigus Foliaceus Induced by Topical Imiquimod Treatment

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Arch Dermatol. 2004;140(7):889-890. doi:10.1001/archderm.140.7.889

Drug-induced pemphigus is a well-documented entity. Since the first report of pemphigus activation in 1969, many other drugs that can triggerpemphigus foliaceus have been described in the literature . In the literaturesearch, all of the drugs that have been identified as offending agents havebeen systemic.1,2 Very little has been written about localized pemphigus follaceus induced by topical treatment.

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