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March 1978

Cicatricial Pemphigoid and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(3):415-417. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640150051016

• A review of our experience with cicatricial pemphigoid revealed three patients with cicatricial pemphigoid and rheumatoid arthritis and one patient with ankylosing spondylitis who had a high titer of rheumatoid factor. A comparison of these four patients with patients who had bullous pemphigoid and rheumatoid arthritis shows similarities between cicatricial pemphigoid and bullous pemphigoid in relation to the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

(Arch Dermatol 114:415-417, 1978)