Paraneoplastic pemphigus: an association with fludarabine?
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,...Expand abstract
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