Author(s): Baldari U, Raccagni AA, Celli B, Righini MG
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Abstract We report the case of a 3-year-old boy with classical chronic bullous disease of childhood (CBDC) arising after recent Epstein-Barr virus seroconversion following infectious mononucleosis. The patient also had small red cells and decreased levels of circulating IgA. He received combined treatment with dapsone and prednisone with good results. Our report is the first of CBDC preceded by Epstein-Barr virus seroconversion. The virus may have had an initial immunopathogenic role in the genesis of the bullous eruption.
This article was published in Clin Exp Dermatol
and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy