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Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2014 May;105(4):413-7. doi: 10.1016/j.adengl.2013.02.020.

Localized pemphigus foliaceus with unilateral facial involvement.

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1
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.
2
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA. Electronic address: jalonso2@med.miami.edu.

Abstract

Pemphigus foliaceus is a superficial vesiculobullous disease that typically presents with widespread lesions. Localized presentations are less frequent, and they typically occur in middle-aged patients, following exposure to topical medications, and later on, become more disseminated. We present a case of a 19-year-old female with a localized presentation of pemphigus foliaceus unrelated to previous topical medications, that was a diagnostic and therapeutically challenging case. We also discuss the literature on localized cases, differences in presentations and responses to various treatment modalities.

KEYWORDS:

Bullous disorders; Enfermedades ampollosas; Localizado; Localized; Pemphigus foliaceus; Pénfigo foliáceo

PMID:
24784930
DOI:
10.1016/j.adengl.2013.02.020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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