A Case of Apparent Photosensitization Due to Pyrvinium Pamoate

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  • U. S. Naval Station, Navy 117, F.P.O., N.Y., N.Y.
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A case of very severe sunburn in an 18-month-old child after exposure for 30 minutes at a swimming pool in the tropics following a single dose of pyrvinium pamoate is reported. It is suggested that patients be advised to avoid sunning themselves for a few days after receiving the drug.

Author Notes

Present address: Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine. Temple University, Philadelphia 40, Pennsylvania.