Author(s): Sugawara N, Nagai Y, Matsushima Y, Aoyama K, Ishikawa O, Sugawara N, Nagai Y, Matsushima Y, Aoyama K, Ishikawa O
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Abstract A 3-month-old boy presented with a 2-week history of rapidly spreading skin rashes. Physical examination revealed generalized urticarial plaques with tense bullae and small vesicles. Histologic examination and immunofluorescence established the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid. The disease was resistant to conventional therapies with the combination of corticosteroids, dapsone, and erythromycin. Finally, intravenous immunoglobulin therapy brought about a remarkable improvement. We suggest that intravenous immunoglobulin therapy is a valuable treatment option for intractable bullous pemphigoid in infants as well as in adults.
This article was published in J Am Acad Dermatol
and referenced in Immunome Research