A case of erythrodermic bullous pemphigoid

Yuka Morioka, Gaku Tsuji, Saho Kawahara, Yukihiro Mizote, Takeshi Nakahara, Hiroshi Uchi, Norito Ishii, Masutaka Furue

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A 73-year-old man visited our clinic with complaints of erythroderma and multiple erosion on his entire body. Physical examination and histopathology of the skin lesions suggested a diagnosis of erythroderma caused by chronic eczema or drug eruption. Numerous eosinophils were observed in the upper dermis ; therefore, we checked the serum anti-BP180 antibody level and found it to be elevated. Direct immunofluorescence staining revealed linear depositions of IgG and C3 along the basement membrane zone. A final diagnosis of erythrodermic bullous pemphigoid was made on the basis of these findings. Oral prednisolone (0.5 mg/kg/day) successfully controlled the erythrodermic condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-251
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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