Ticlopidine induced bullous pemphigoid

Hye Young Lee, Jin Ok Baek, Jong Rok Lee, Min Kim, Soo Chan Kim, Joo Young Roh

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Abstract

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an acquired autoimmune disease that's characterized by subepidermal vesicles and bullae. The etiology for BP is mostly idiopathic, but numerous observations have suggested the role of certain drugs in the occurrence of bullous pemphigoid. Drugs such as penicillamine, furosemide, captopril, enalapril, sulfasalazine and ampicilline have been reported to be associated with bullous pemphigoid. We report here on a new case of bullous pemphigoid that was probably induced by ticlopidine (thienopyridine, adenosine diphosphate receptor inhibitor) in a 78 year old female patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1023
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume47
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 1

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  • Dermatology

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Lee, H. Y., Baek, J. O., Lee, J. R., Kim, M., Kim, S. C., & Roh, J. Y. (2009). Ticlopidine induced bullous pemphigoid. Korean Journal of Dermatology, 47(9), 1019-1023.