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Clinical dermatology • Concise report
Oesophageal involvement in bullous pemphigoid
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012
© The Author(s). CED © 2012 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 274–275, April 2013
How to Cite
Maharshak, N., Sagi, M., Santos, E., Sprecher, E. and Goldberg, I. (2013), Oesophageal involvement in bullous pemphigoid. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 38: 274–275. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2012.04408.x
- Issue published online: 21 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012
- Accepted for publication 19 February 2012
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an acquired autoimmune disease that predominantly affects older people. Mucosal involvement is rare in BP. We report an unusual case of an elderly patient with BP with involvement of the oesophagus presenting as gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Although mucosal involvement is typically rare in BP, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of GI bleeding in patients affected with the disease.