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Case Reports
August 1973

Circulating Antibodies in Cicatricial Pemphigoid

Author Affiliations

Albany, NY
From the Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(2):264-266. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620230060023
Abstract

Cicatricial pemphigoid is a chronic, scarring, vesiculobullous eruption, with a theoretical autoimmune cause. It is closely related to bullous pemphigoid, yet unlike bullous pemphigoid, no circulating antibodies have been found. We present here a patient with cicatricial pemphigoid with circulating antibodies to the basement membrane zone of the skin, thus giving more evidence for it being an immunologic disease and for rationale for treatment.

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