† Seven patients had a chronic eruption of small vesicles that was initially considered to be atypical dermatitis herpetiformis. Histopathologic studies disclosed a subepidermal bulla that was compatible with either bullous pemphigoid or dermatitis herpetiformis. Immunofluorescence studies demonstrated deposition of IgG or C3, or both, at the basement-membrane zone (BMZ) in six of seven patients. In four patients, circulating BMZ antibodies were detected also. We believe that these cases represent a vesicular form of bullous pemphigoid.
(Arch Dermatol 112:1402-1404, 1976)
Bean SF, Michel B, Furey N, Thorne EG, Meltzer L. Vesicular Pemphigoid. Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(10):1402-1404. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630340020005