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Int J Dermatol. 2007 May;46(5):508-10.

Childhood bullous pemphigoid: a case report and 10-year follow up.

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Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario de Caracas, Luis Razetti School of Medicine, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.


Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a very rare acquired immunbullous disease in children and infants. We report the case of a 15-month-old boy referred to our service with multiple tense bullae located predominantly on the trunk, neck and proximal portion of the limbs. Palms, soles and oral mucosa were also affected. Histopathologic and immunopathologic features were characterized with bullous pemphigoid. The patient responded well to systemic steroids, with improvement of his condition. After a 10-year follow up the patient was no longer suffering from the disease.

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