publication . Article . 2011

A Case of Bullous Pemphigoid Arising after Infliximab Therapy in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Seong Oh Park; Ji Hyun Lee;
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  • Published: 06 Feb 2011 Journal: The Journal of the Korean Rheumatism Association, volume 17, page 422 (issn: 1226-8070, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Korean Rheumatism Association (KAMJE)
Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune, subepidermal blistering disease commonly seen in the elderly. It is known as autoimmune bullous dermatoses with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 40,000 and shows no gender or racial predilection. It has an autoimmune nature with immunoglobulin (Ig) G and/or C3 complement targeting hemidesmosomal antigens located in the epidermal basement membrane zone. Drug-induced pemphigoid, although rare, can occur in patients taking penicillamine, furosemide, captopril, penicillin, or sulfasalazine, but infliximabinduced pemphigoid has not been reported. We experienced a case of infliximab-induced pemphigoid in 54-year-old woman with a 17-...
Medical Subject Headings: integumentary systemskin and connective tissue diseaseseye diseases
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