Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Aug;35(8):1821-5. doi: 10.7863/ultra.15.09079. Epub 2016 Jul 1.

High-Frequency Color Doppler Sonography of Bullous Pemphigoid: Correlation With Histologic Findings.

Author information

1
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital San Cecilio, Granada, Spain mporrinobustamante@gmail.com.
2
Department of Dermatology, Ultrasound Learning Center Madrid, University Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.
3
Department of Pathology, University Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

Bullous pemphigoid is the most frequent autoimmune-mediated blistering skin disease, belonging to the group of subepidermal bullae. We performed high-frequency color Doppler sonography in 3 cases of bullous pemphigoid, in bullous and adjacent non-bullous skin, which showed homogeneous sonographic findings. Subepidermal cystic structures with dermal hypoechogenicity were observed in bullous skin. In nonbullous skin, the dermis showed hypoechogenicity compared to normal skin. Color Doppler signals were increased in both areas. These findings correlate histologically with subepidermal bullae and dermal inflammatory infiltrates.

KEYWORDS:

bullous dermatoses; bullous pemphigoid; color Doppler sonography; dermatologic sonography; sonography; superficial structures

PMID:
27371374
DOI:
10.7863/ultra.15.09079
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wiley
Loading ...
Support Center