Penicillamine-induced Myositis. Observations and unique features in two patients and review of the literature

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  • Dermatomyositis developed during treatment with penicillamine in two patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Both were male without a history of penicillin allergy. Eosinophilia was present at the start of their illness, and HLA tissue typing showed the presence of HLA-DR2 in one patient. One patient was retreated with penicillamine and remained asymptomatic after three years of therapy, and the other was able to take penicillamine in a reduced dosage. © 1984.
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  • Halla JT; Fallahi S; Koopman WJ
  • Start Page

  • 719
  • End Page

  • 722
  • Volume

  • 77
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  • 4