Bullous pemphigoid masquerading as acute radiation dermatitis

Case report

S. K. Parikh, A. Ravi, Dennis Yi-Shin Kuo, D. Nori

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Abstract

We report the first case of bullous pemphigoid complicating radiation therapy for vulvar cancer. Shortly after completion of post-operative radiation therapy for a T1N1 vulvar carcinoma, the patient presented with a rash that started within, but continued to extend, well beyond the radiation field. A biopsy of the lesions confirmed the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid, and she had prompt clinical resolution with systemic tetracycline and steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Volume22
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Radiodermatitis
Bullous Pemphigoid
Radiotherapy
Vulvar Neoplasms
Exanthema
Tetracycline
Steroids
Radiation
Carcinoma
Biopsy

Keywords

  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Radiation dermatitis
  • Vulvar cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology

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Bullous pemphigoid masquerading as acute radiation dermatitis : Case report. / Parikh, S. K.; Ravi, A.; Kuo, Dennis Yi-Shin; Nori, D.

In: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology, Vol. 22, No. 5, 2001, p. 322-324.

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