Content - Volume 65, Issue 6
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Review of 4 430 patients with a diagnosis of scleroderma, morphea, or eosinophilic fasciitis has revealed 16 patients with one of a variety of serious hematologic diseases. Although it is not possible to comment on the exact relationship between the dermatologic disease and the hematologic disorder, in seven patients there appeared to be a close temporal relationship between the onset of the two c ...
A patient with epilepsy and psoriasis in phenytoin therapy was treated with PUVA with no effect at all. The PUVA treatment failure was demonstrated as being due to abnormally low serum levels of 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) during phenytoin therapy, while normal serum levels of 8-MOP were observed after phenytoin was discontinued. The effect is probably due to an induction of the hepatic enzyme syste ...