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November 1968

Porphyria Cutanea TardaRemission Following Chloroquine Administration Without Adverse Effects

Author Affiliations

Long Beach, Calif

From the departments of medicine, sections of dermatology, Long Beach Veterans Hospital and the University of California at Los Angeles (Drs. Saltzer and Wilson) and the Department of Medicine, University of Southern California and John Wesley County Hospital, Los Angeles (Dr. Redeker).

Arch Dermatol. 1968;98(5):496-498. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610170056010

A case of porphyria cutanea tarda is presented in which clinical and biochemical remission were associated with the administration of 0.5 gm of chloroquine twice weekly over a seven-month period without adverse effects.