A Little Known but Potentially Life-threatening Association of Bullous Pemphigoid and Acquired Hemophilia: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Christine Nguyen, Justin S. Gordon and Anne Lynn S. Chang*
Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anne Lynn S. Chang, MD
Department of Dermatology
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Received Date:November 02, 2012; Accepted Date: November 27, 2012; Published Date: December 04, 2012
Citation: Nguyen C, Gordon JS, Chang ALS (2012) A Little Known but Potentially Life-threatening Association of Bullous Pemphigoid and Acquired Hemophilia: Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res S6:003.doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.S6-003
Copyright: © 2012 Nguyen C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
While bullous pemphigoid has been associated with a number of medical conditions and drugs, the link with acquired hemophilia (AH) has not been widely reported. AH is a rare yet life-threatening autoimmune disorder with an estimated mortality rate ranging from 8-22%. A PubMed search revealed fifteen cases of AH reported in patients with bullous pemphigoid (BP). Here we describe an additional case of BP in a 49-year-old female who later developed AH, and review the evidence behind this association.