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March 1981

Penicillamine-Induced Pemphigus Foliaceus: A Fatal Outcome

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(3):156-157. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650030034016

• Penicillamine-induced pemphigus is an uncommon but well-recognized phenomenon. It has been generally believed to be a benign disease responding to withdrawal of the drug or to treatment with a short course of oral steroids. In the hope that it will increase awareness of the potential severity of this disease, we report herein a case of penicillamine-induced pemphigus foliaceus with fatal termination.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:156-157)