Childhood epidermolysis bullosa acquisita: Report of three cases and review of literature

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  • Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita is an acquired subepidermal blistering disease with variable clinical, pathologic, and immunologic features. The disease has been reported infrequently in adults and only rarely in children. We describe three new cases of childhood epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, review three previously reported cases, and contrast the features of the disease in children with those in adults. The results suggest that both children and adults with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita have variable clinical and pathologic features that may mimic other bullous diseases. Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita is characterized by a chronic course, poor response to therapy, and occasional clinical remissions. © 1991, American Academy of Dermatology, Inc.. All rights reserved.
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  • Arpey CJ; Elewski BE; Moritz DK; Ray Gammon W
  • Start Page

  • 706
  • End Page

  • 714
  • Volume

  • 24
  • Issue

  • 5