Prognostic clinical factors associated with remission and relapse in bullous pemphigoid

J. H. Lee, T. H. Kim, S. H. Park, K. Han, S. C. Kim

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Abstract

Background: Prognostic factors for remission and relapse of bullous pemphigoid (BP) remain uncertain. Objective: To evaluate clinical factors associated with remission and relapse in Korean patients with BP. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 174 patients diagnosed with BP between 1993 and 2014 at Gangnam Severance Hospital in Seoul, Korea. Results: Of the 174 identified patients, 131 (75.29%) achieved remission after a mean treatment duration of 393.69 days. Prognostic factors for remission were older age (≥70 years) and the absence of an admission history. Of 131 patients who achieved remission, 40 patients (30.53%) experienced relapse after a mean duration of 335.65 days. However, no statistically significant factors were predictive of relapse by multivariate analysis. Conclusions: This study suggests BP patients who are older and have no admission history tend to achieve remission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

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© 2016 European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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