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Paraneoplastic pemphigus: an association with fludarabine?

Abstract:

Paraneoplastic pemphigus is a relatively recently described immunobullous disease with characteristic features. We report three cases of paraneoplastic pemphigus in adult men with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia arising within a week of completion of treatment with fludarabine. In all cases, withdrawal of fludarabine and treatment of the blistering was associated with marked cutaneous improvement. Fludarabine, a synthetic nucleoside analogue, which has only been available in Britain since 1994,...

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Littlewood, TJ More by this author
Carmichael, AJ More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of dermatology
Volume:
144
Issue:
6
Pages:
1255-1261
Publication date:
2001-06-05
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EISSN:
1365-2133
ISSN:
0007-0963
URN:
uuid:e30a2913-ca88-4cf3-ac6a-e43d6707ef23
Source identifiers:
18873
Local pid:
pubs:18873

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