What is the relationship between nummular dermatitis and medication?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Jami L Miller, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Nummular eczema has been associated with medications. Any medication that induces dryness of the skin can theoretically initiate nummular eczema, particularly diuretics and statins. Onset of severe, generalized nummular lesions has been reported in association with interferon and ribavirin therapy for hepatitis C. [6, 7] Association with use of inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor has also been reported. [8]


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