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March 1979

Localized Pemphigoid Simulating Dyshidrosiform Dermatitis

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Dermatology (Drs Levine and Freilich) and Rheumatology (Dr Barland), Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Dr Levine is now with the Division of Dermatology, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(3):320-321. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010030028010

A patient had a localized, persistent vesicular eruption of the feet that was clinically identical to dyshidrosiform dermatitis. Direct and indirect immunofluorescent studies revealed a bullous pemphigoid (BP) pattern. Antibody blocking experiments showed the patient's circulating basement membrane zone antibody to be identical to that of classical BP. Possible pathogenetic mechanisms of localized BP are discussed.

(Arch Dermatol 115:320-321, 1979)

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