Acute oedema blisters: a report of 13 cases
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2001
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 144, Issue 3, pages 580–582, February 2001
How to Cite
Bhushan, M., Chalmers, R.J.G. and Cox, N.H. (2001), Acute oedema blisters: a report of 13 cases. British Journal of Dermatology, 144: 580–582. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2133.2001.04087.x
- Issue published online: 23 DEC 2001
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2001
- Accepted for publication 30th October 2000
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Background The development of bullae accompanying acute oedema is a commonly observed clinical sign but has been rarely reported in the literature.
Objectives To document the clinical features and increase awareness of this entity.
Methods Retrospective case note review of 13 inpatient consultation cases seen in two dermatology departments.
Results Oedema blisters appear to be related to the speed of development rather than the degree of oedema, and respond rapidly to the reduction of the underlying oedema.
Conclusions Recognition of oedema blisters is important as they respond quickly and completely to treatment of the underlying oedema.