Which drugs may induce pemphigus vulgaris?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Bassam Zeina, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Drugs reported most significantly in association with pemphigus vulgaris include penicillamine, captopril, cephalosporin, pyrazolones, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and other thiol-containing compounds. [23] Rifampin, emotional stress, thermal burns, ultraviolet rays, and infections (eg, coxsackievirus, Herpesviridae family) have also been reported as triggers for pemphigus vulgaris. [24]


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