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August 1970

Bullous Pemphigoid in an 11-Year-Old Boy

Author Affiliations

Minneapolis; Chicago

From the departments of dermatology (Dr. Bean) and pediatrics and microbiology (Dr. Good), University of Minnesota Minneapolis, and the Division of Dermatology, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics (Dr. Windhorst).

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(2):205-208. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000080077015

The initiation and course of a chronic blistering disease and immunologic changes characteristic of bullous pemphigoid in an 11-year-old boy suggested that an allergic reaction to one or more drugs was followed by the development of antibodies with reactivity to the dermal-epidermal junction. The prolonged nature of the disease is hypothesized to be secondary to the presence of such antibodies.

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