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October 1976

Bullous Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr Waisman is now at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(10):1440-1441. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630340058016

• We have seen three cases of a bullous variant of transient acantholytic dermatosis. Skin biopsy specimens showed histopathologic changes identical to pemphigus foliaceus, but immunofluorescent studies showed no tissuefixed or circulating antibodies to intercellular antigens. The bullous eruption lasted a few weeks to several months and healed without scarring or recurrence. The lesions healed with topical and/or systemic corticosteriod therapy.

(Arch Dermatol 112:1440-1441, 1976)