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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 294--295

Non-bullous variant of bullous pemphigoid: Role of immunofluorescence in diagnosis

Department of Skin and STD, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576119, India

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C Balchandran
Department of Skin and STD, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576119
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An elderly lady presented with persistent and unexplained excoriated lesions on trunk and limbs of 4 years’ duration. No vesicles or bullae ever developed during the course of the disease. Histopathology showed nonspecific dermatitis. The diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid was confirmed by immunofluorescence. The patient responded well to topical steroids and dapsone.


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