Is there a role for the detection of autoantibodies in the clinical practice of treating infants with bullous pemphigoid? A case report

Valeria Brazzelli, Vincenzo Grasso, Grazia Bossi, Giovanni Borroni

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Abstract

We present a case of infantile bullous pemphigoid (BP) triggered by primary infection with varicella zoster virus and we analyze the correlation between autoantibody levels and disease activity. With this report we suggest that serum autoantibody titers may not necessarily mirror the clinical course of the disease or represent a helpful tool in guiding therapeutic decisions in infantile BP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-749
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Medicine(all)

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