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Delayed onset of bullous pemphigoid after PUVA and sunlight treatment of psoriasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6756797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The coexistence of bullous pemphigoid and psoriasis has previously been noted. In most patients, the bullous lesions start during PUVA or UVB therapy of psoriasis. We report on a psoriatic patient who developed bullous pemphigoid approximately three to four weeks after discontinuing PUVA treatment, and then three to four weeks after exposure to natural sunlight. Delayed induction of bullous pemphigoid has not been previously reported, and it raises the question of ultraviolet therapy inducing subclinical or latent bullous pemphigoid in psoriatic patients.
R P Albergo; R S Gilgor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  1982 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-25     Completed Date:  1983-02-25     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  621-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
PUVA Therapy / adverse effects*
Pemphigoid, Bullous / etiology*
Photochemotherapy / adverse effects*
Psoriasis / complications,  drug therapy*
Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / etiology*
Sunlight / adverse effects*

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