Bullous eruption with circulating pemphigus-like antibodies following interferon-alpha therapy

A. Parodi, M. Semino, R. Gallo, A. Rebora

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Abstract

Two patients with classic Kaposi sarcoma developed bullous lesions and pemphigus-like 'anti-intercellular-substance' antibodies when treated with interferon-α (IFN-α). In one of them direct immunofluorescence was consistent with pemphigus/pemphigoid features. The immunoprecipitation test showed no specific bands. The mechanism by which IFN-α may induce the production of anti-intercellular-substance antibodies is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalDermatology
Volume186
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

Keywords

  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Interferon-α
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Pemphigus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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