European Journal of Dermatology


What's new this month? Volume 28, numéro 1, January-February 2018

1 Dermatology Department, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
2 Dermatology Department, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
3 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 2, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
4 Dermatology Department, Hospital San Pedro, Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
5 Dermatology Department, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK
6 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hôpital de Beaumont, Lausanne University Hospital Center, Av. de Beaumont 29, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

The clinical presentation of bullous pemphigoid (BP) at an early stage can be variable, especially in the prebullous phase. The diagnosis requires laboratory tests on skin and serum before immunosuppressive treatments are started. In this issue of the European Journal of Dermatology, Eckardt et al. [1] conducted a retrospective study comparing 200 consecutive BP patients to a control group of 400 patients who had initial ELISA screening of blood samples for BP, but were not finally diagnosed with [...]