A case of bullous pemphigoid successfully controlled by minocycline and nicotinamide

Jae Woo Lim, Yong Hwan Lee, Moo Kyu Suh, Jung Ran Kim, Soo Chan Kim

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Bullous pemphigoid is a chronic autoimmune disease of the elderly, characterized clinically by generalized tense bullae and histopathologically by subepidermal blisters. The mainstay of bullous phemphigoid treatment is systemic corticosteroids, often combined with other immunosuppressive drugs. We report a case of bullous pemphigoid occurring in 23-year-old woman. The disease did not respond to high dose steroid and azathioprine treatment, but was controlled by minocycline and nicotinamide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1663-1666
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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