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European Journal of Dermatology


A case of bullous pemphigoid presenting with severe oedema of the hands during recurrence Volume 27, issue 4, July-August 2017


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Department of Dermatology,
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine,

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a common autoimmune bullous disease which is mainly caused by autoantibodies to the 180-kDa bullous pemphigoid antigen (BP180) [1]. BP is characterized by generalized bullous lesions and itchy oedematous erythemas, although some localized forms have been reported [2]. Herein, we report a case of BP presenting with an unusual feature of severe oedema of the hands during recurrence.A 69-year-old Japanese man presented with itchy erythemas and tense blisters on the trunk, [...]