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December 1976

Dapsone-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(12):1761-1762. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630370049012

• Peripheral neuropathy occurred in a 32-year-old man who was receiving dapsone (Avlosulfon) for dermatitis herpetiformis. Neurological examination showed polyneuropathy that involved the median and ulnar nerves, with a lesser involvement of other peripheral nerves. After treatment with dapsone was discontinued, the neuropathy reversed itself, with practically complete return of function of all nerves involved.

(Arch Dermatol 112:1761-1762, 1976)