A case of pemphigus vulgaris possibly triggered by quinolones

R Y Anadolu, A Birol, S Bostanci, A Boyvatt
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV 2002, 16 (2): 152-3
Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering disorder in which both genetic and environmental factors, mainly drugs, are thought to play a part in its aetiopathogenesis. Although some drugs that contain thiol groups, such as D-penicillamine and captopril, and non-thiol drugs, such as cephalosporin, have been reported to trigger or induce pemphigus, there are no previous reports regarding the influence of quinolones in triggering this disease. Here we present a case of pemphigus possibly triggered by quinolones.

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