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February 1986

Sore Throat, a First Symptom in Laryngeal Cicatricial Pemphigoid

Author Affiliations

Department of Dermato-Venereology Academic Hospital Rotterdam/Dijkzigt Dr Molewaterplein 40 3015 GD Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(2):136-137. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660140020008

To the Editor.—  We report here a case of cicatricial pemphigoid (CP) with primary localization of lesions in the larynx (epiglottis). This particular site of onset of this disease appeared to be rare or unique from those reported previously in the literature.1,2Epiglottis thickened with erosions and ulcers.

Report of a Case.—  A 64-year-old man had complained of a sore throat since May 1982. At that time, his epiglottis was described as being inflamed. In August 1982, the patient complained of a slight burning sensation in both eyes, but no clinical abnormalities were seen. By October 1982, his complaints about a sore throat and a burning sensation in his eyes had increased, and at this time slight symblepharon formation was observed. A clinical diagnosis of ocular CP was considered. Subsequent examination under general anesthesia (October 1982) showed inflammation and ulceration of the epiglottis (larynx) and, to a lesser degree,

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