Twins with Neonatal Pemphigus Vulgaris Born to a Mother with Pemphigus Vulgaris: A Case Report
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 4, pages e59–e60, July/August 2013
How to Cite
Itsukaichi, M., Takakuwa, K., Yamaguchi, M., Serikawa, T., Tanaka, K., Kojima, K., Sakakibara, S., Usuda, T., Matsunaga, M. and Hashimoto, T. (2013), Twins with Neonatal Pemphigus Vulgaris Born to a Mother with Pemphigus Vulgaris: A Case Report. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: e59–e60. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2012.01828.x
- Issue published online: 2 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 3 SEP 2012
Abstract: Dichorionic diamniotic twins were born at 37 weeks of gestation by cesarean section to a 34-year-old primigravid Japanese woman because the first twin was in breech presentation. The mother had been diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris prior to her pregnancy. In addition to a high antidesmoglein 3 autoantibody titer, flaccid bullae and erosions on both of the twins’ lips and in their oral cavities at 13 days of age led to the diagnosis of neonatal pemphigus vulgaris. This case highlights the need for awareness that pemphigus vulgaris may not occur immediately after birth.