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NEW ENGLAND DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY
May 22, 1968
Bullous Pemphigoid and Kaposi's Sarcoma. Presented by Maury J. Tye, MD.
This 80-year-old white woman was seen initially in 1955 at the age of 67 because of a bullous eruption of the arms, buttocks, and legs. The diagnosis was bullous pemphigoid. She received up to 25 mg of prednisone daily. Most of the lesions cleared and the dosage was decreased. Only an occasional lesion developed, and she took two tablets on alternate days. In 1964 she had an exacerbation of the bullous eruption and an inability to urinate. A large abdominal mass was found which was diagnosed as an ovarian carcinoma. Following the removal of this tumor, there was a marked diminution in the number of cutaneous lesions and the patient was able to omit corticosteroids for several months.In December 1965 new bullae developed. At that time a small, purplish nodule was
Society Transactions. Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(6):690-697. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000060062016