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April 1986

Naproxen-Induced Pseudoporphyria: A Clinical and Ultrastructural Study

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Judd and Hill) and Histopathology (Dr Henderson), Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(4):451-454. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660160107028

• Pseudoporphyria is a condition clinically and ultrastructurally identical to porphyria cutanea tarda but with no associated abnormality of heme synthesis. A 45-year-old woman with bullae on the dorsa of her hands was found on investigation to have pseudoporphyria. Her symptoms remitted following the cessation of naproxen therapy.

(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:451-454)

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