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August 1969

Dapsone and Peripheral Motor Neuropathy

Author Affiliations


From the sections of dermatology and neurology, the Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago. Dr. Vick is currently at the Department of Medical Neurology, National Institute of Neurological Disease and Blindness, NIH, Bethesda, Md. Dr. Hamer is currently at the Naval Hospital, Beaufort, SC.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(2):214-217. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610260090016

The clinical pictures of two young men who developed peripheral motor neuropathy in the course of dapsone therapy are described. The clinical findings were supported by motor nerve conduction studies. In both cases, complete clinical recoveries were observed following discontinuance of dapsone.

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