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(11d) Pustular Psoriasis and Hepatotoxicity associated with use of Skin Cap
- Author(s): Tan, Jerry K. L., MD
- et al.
(11d) Pustular Psoriasis and Hepatotoxicity associated with use of Skin Cap Spray
|Skin Cap (Cheminova Intl, Madrid Spain) is a topical over-the-counter preparation containing zinc pyrithione which has recently become available in North America for treatment of seborrhea and psoriasis. Multiple anecdotal reports in the literature suggest that this preparation is highly effective in the treatment of psoriasis (1-3). No adverse reactions from the use of Skin-Cap have been reported in the English-language literature. This case report describes a patient in whom the use of Skin Cap spray for treatment of stable plaque-type psoriasis vulgaris was associated with pustular psoriasis and hepatotoxicity.|