A Case of Co-incident Phenylketonuria, Pemphigus Foliaceus, and Tinea Amiantacea Treated with Tetracycline and Nicotinamide

March 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 2 | Case Reports | 202 | Copyright © March 2003

Noah Scheinfeld, MD

I report a patient with phenylketonuria who presented with pemphigus foliaceus or tinea amiantacea. The rash resolved with treatment with tetracycline and niacinamide. This article outlines the uses and mechanisms of this therapy with particular attention to its use in pemphigus, treatments, and scalp findings of pemphigus foliaceus and the dermatological manifestations of PKU.