Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita localized to the face

Gwang Seong Choi, Eun So Lee, Soo Chan Kim, Sungnack Lee

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A 39-year-old woman had a three-year history of recurrent bullous eruption localized to her left cheeck. The diagnosis of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita was confirmed by means of direct immunofluorescence and direct immunoelectron microscopic studies performed on the perilesional salt-split skin. Topical corticosteroid treatment reduced pruritus and bullae formation. This case of localized epidermolysis bullosa acquisita on the face is reminiscent of Brunsting-Perry cicatricial pemphigoid. We also review the previously reported cases of localized epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan


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  • Dermatology

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