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December 1978

Minoxidil-Induced Bullous Eruption

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Hypertension Unit, and the Pediatric Nephrology Unit, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(12):1856-1857. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630370064027

A previously unreported side effect—serosanguineous bullae—was found in one patient receiving minoxidil. The eruption disappeared with cessation of the drug and reappeared on rechallenge. The question arises whether continuation of minoxidil treatment could have led to vasculitis.

(Arch Intern Med 138:1856-1857, 1978)