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European Journal of Dermatology


Acetazolamide: a new trigger for bullous pemphigoid? Volume 30, numéro 3, May-June 2020


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1 Di.S.SAL Section of Dermatology, University of Genoa, Via Pastore 1, GenoaItaly
2 Section of Dermatology, IRCCS San Martino Policlinic Hospital, GenoaItaly

Diuretic drugs have been associated with bullous pemphigoid (BP), and furosemide is the most frequently cited among this group [1-3]. Acetazolamide, a diuretic drug often prescribed after cataract surgery, has been reported to cause pemphigus vulgaris relapse [4]. To date, no cases of acetazolamide-induced BP have been reported. We present a case with reappearance of BP following acetazolamide intake.A 62-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic showing vesicles and target-like small bullae mimicking [...]