Author(s): Walmsley N, Hampton P, Walmsley N, Hampton P
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an acquired autoimmune blistering disease mainly affecting the elderly. Recent reports have shown an association with pre-existing neurodegenerative diseases. Triggers including diseases, medications and vaccination have been reported although in most patients no clear trigger is identified. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We report a case of atypical bullous pemphigoid which was strongly suspected to have been triggered by the swine flu vaccination. This is the first reported case of pemphigoid triggered by this vaccine. CONCLUSIONS: The use of the swine flu vaccine is likely to increase in the future and it is important that clinicians are aware of the potential adverse effect of swine flu vaccination induced bullous pemphigoid.
This article was published in J Dermatol Case Rep
and referenced in Immunome Research