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April 1973

Erythema Nodosum Following Gold Sodium Thiomalate Therapy

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine, the Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Division of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(4):602-604. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620190074019

A woman with pemphigus vulgaris developed erythema nodosum following gold thiomalate injections. A cell-mediated cause for erythema nodosum in this case was suggested on the basis of a positive lymphocyte stimulation test and an elevated two-hour incorporation of tritiated thymidine into her circulating lymphocytes.