Bullous Pemphigoid in Two Young Infants

Authors

  • Danny Petronius M.D.,

    1. Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Rambam Medical Center, Technion, Israel and Institute of Technology, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
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  • Reuven Bergman M.D.

    1. Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Rambam Medical Center, Technion, Israel and Institute of Technology, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
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Danny Petronius M.D. Department of Dermatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa 31096, Israel, or E-mail: dermatology@rambam.health.gov.il.

Abstract

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) usually affects the elderly. The disease is uncommon in children and only a few cases have been described in infants ≤4 months of age. We describe two infants, ages 3 and 4 months, with BP. One infant had a recalcitrant course, and responded only to a combination of high-dose oral corticosteroids and dapsone.

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