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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 101-103

Localized bullous pemphigoid on sites of radiotherapy and lymphedema in the same patient

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Dr. Manikoth P Binitha
Haritha, Post Beypore, Kozhikode - 673 015, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.146170

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Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a blistering disorder due to autoantibodies to the epidermal basement membrane zone. The triggering factor could be localized damage to the skin by physical or chemical agents. We report a case of a 68-year-old woman with a three year history of oral lesions of BP following radiotherapy for carcinoma of the hypopharynx, and a three month history of BP over lymphedematous sites on the right hand and right lower limb. Localized BP induced by radiotherapy or lymphedema is rare; both factors working simultaneously in the same patient is even rarer.

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