Childhood Bullous Pemphigoid: Report of a Case with Life-Threatening Course During Homeopathy Treatment
Article first published online: 14 APR 2004
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 160–163, March 2004
How to Cite
Kuenzli, S., Grimaître, M., Krischer, J., Saurat, J.-H., Calza, A.-M. and Borradori, L. (2004), Childhood Bullous Pemphigoid: Report of a Case with Life-Threatening Course During Homeopathy Treatment. Pediatric Dermatology, 21: 160–163. doi: 10.1111/j.0736-8046.2004.21215.x
- Issue published online: 14 APR 2004
- Article first published online: 14 APR 2004
Abstract: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering disorder that may very rarely occur in childhood. We describe a 9-month-old child who developed bullous pemphigoid while she was being treated for presumptive atopic eczema with a homeopathic regimen comprising sulfur, mercury, cantharides, and Rhus (Toxicodendron). She had generalized bullae and a progressive worsening of her general condition with asthenia, dehydration, malnutrition. While the role of homeopathy in triggering the disease remains unclear, our observation attests to the potential life-threatening course of childhood BP in instances where appropriate treatment is withheld.