Beta-lactam antibiotic-induced pseudoporphyria.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of beta-lactam antibiotic-induced pseudoporphyria is presented. A 24-year-old African American woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis developed tense bullae on her forehead and cheeks after exposure to ampicillin-sulbactam and cefepime. Histologically, the lesions were similar to porphyria cutanea tarda, but without the associated porphyrin abnormalities. The lesions resolved spontaneously on cessation of the antibiotics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Phung, TL; Pipkin, CA; Tahan, SR; Chiu, DS

Published Date

  • August 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 2 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S80 - S82

PubMed ID

  • 15280819

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2003.08.023


  • eng