• During the course of a review of our patients with bullous pemphigoid (BP), we found that one of our patients had a nephew with the disease. This report presents the cases and suggests that genetic factors may play a role in the pathogenesis of BP. To our knowledge, the occurrence of BP among relatives has not been recorded in the literature.
(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:605-606)
Miyagawa S, Ishii H, Kitamura W, Sakamoto K. Bullous Pemphigoid in a Man and His Nephew. Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(7):605-606. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650310067014