Hong Kong Med J 2007;13:157-60 | Number 2, April 2007
A recalcitrant case of cicatricial pemphigoid
JTHT Yu, LY Chong, KC Lee
Yau Ma Tei Dermatology Clinic, Social Hygiene Service, 143 Battery Street, Hong Kong
A 57-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of blisters and erosions on her oral mucosa with bilateral conjunctivitis and symblephara formation. A diagnosis of cicatricial pemphigoid was made based on the clinical features and immunohistological findings. A multidisciplinary team managed her with different topical and systemic immunosuppressive agents but she finally succumbed due to multi-organ failure secondary to sepsis.
Key words: Pemphigoid, benign mucous membrane
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