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July 1983

Bullous Pemphigoid in a Man and His Nephew

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Nara (Japan) Medical University.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(7):605-606. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650310067014

• During the course of a review of our patients with bullous pemphigoid (BP), we found that one of our patients had a nephew with the disease. This report presents the cases and suggests that genetic factors may play a role in the pathogenesis of BP. To our knowledge, the occurrence of BP among relatives has not been recorded in the literature.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:605-606)

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