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Martina Bonifazi, Lina Zuccatosta, Grazia Poidomani, Renzo Ranaldi, Stefano Gasparini
Bullous pemphygoid is the most common blistering skin disease, characterized by an autoantibody response against two major hemidesmosomal antigens within the dermo-epidermal junction. We describe a proven case of bullous pemphigoid with extensive tracheobronchial involvement and with the only bronchoscopic images available in the published literature, to our knowledge. The patient, a 73-year-old woman with a medical history of bullous pemphigoid, was admitted to our hospital for dyspnea, productive cough, and blood-streaked sputum...
January 2013: Chest
Vinicius Antunes Freitas, Helena Maria Gonçalves Becker, Roberto Eustáquio Santos Guimarães, Letícia Paiva Franco, Fernando Fernandes Guimarães, Marcelo Figueredo Martins, Paulo Fernando Tormin Crosara
Cicatricial pemphygoid (mucous membrane cicatricial pemphygoid) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease characterized by subepithelial bubbles in mucous membranes and, occasionally on the skin. It may affect the mouth, the nose, pharynx, larynx, the eyes, esophagus, anus, genitals and skin; especially affecting patients between fifty and sixty years of life. Treatment includes systemic steroids and immunosuppressive agents. In the present paper we describe two cases with the active disease, and one of them had sepsis because of using immunosuppressive agents and another that presented supraglottic stenosis requiring tracheostomy...
November 2008: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Z Kraus, V Rozsívalová, V Vortel
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