Radiotherapy-Associated Paraneoplastic Pemphigus and Its Complications in a Patient with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

  • Ali Hamza Khair Department of Internal Medicine, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Aimen Asim Dar Department of Internal Medicine, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Abu Baker Sheikh Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • Aamir Iftikhar Malik Department of Pulmonology & Critical Care, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Keywords

Paraneoplastic pemphigus, radiotherapy, nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Abstract

Paraneoplastic pemphigus arising in association with non-haematological cancers is extremely rare, and there are no reported cases of a patient developing this in the setting of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and only 2 reported cases of patients developing this in response to radiotherapy. Here, we present the case of a patient who developed radiotherapy-associated paraneoplastic pemphigus in the setting of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and who then developed multiple complications.

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Published: 2020-11-12

Issue: Vol 8 No 1 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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Khair AH, Dar AA, Sheikh AB, Malik AI. Radiotherapy-Associated Paraneoplastic Pemphigus and Its Complications in a Patient with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. EJCRIM 2020;8 doi:10.12890/2020_002026.