Drug-induced lupus erythematosus aggravated by oral zinc therapy.

  title={Drug-induced lupus erythematosus aggravated by oral zinc therapy.},
  author={B. Fjellner},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  volume={59 4},
  • B. Fjellner
  • Published 1979 in Acta dermato-venereologica
A woman with hypertension had been treated with hydralazine and propranolol for the past 6 years. Leg ulcers and mild joint involvement had been observed for 3 years. When oral zinc therapy was started, multisystemic manifestations of a lupus erythematosus-like syndrome developed within one week. The possible implication of zinc in drug-induced lupus is… CONTINUE READING