Bullous pemphigoid in an infant.

Authors

  • Beatriz Sousa Serviço de Pediatria, Hospital de S. João, Faculdade de Medicina, Porto.
  • Alberto Mota
  • Helder Morgado
  • J Manuel Lopes
  • J Amil Dias

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.1008

Abstract

Bullous pemphigoid is an acquired auto-immune blistering disease, which affects predominantly the elderly. It is rare in children and exceptional in infant. To our knowledge only ten cases were previously reported. We report a new case of a previously healthy six months old infant who presented with erythemato-vesico-bullous cutaneous lesions over a period of six days. Histology and immunofluorescence led to the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid. Therapy with systemic and topic corticosteroids resulted in a good outcome.

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Sousa B, Mota A, Morgado H, Lopes JM, Dias JA. Bullous pemphigoid in an infant. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2005 Apr. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];18(2):159-62. Available from: https://actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/1008

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Arquivo Histórico