A case of bullous disease limited to the skin illustrates the spectrum of neoplasia induced autoimmunity

Raminder K. Grover, Craig P. Stites, Thomas N. Helm, Takashi Hashimoto, Ernst H. Beutner

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Although the initial report of paraneoplastic pemphigus described individuals with mucocutaneous blistering disease, subsequent reports identified patients with lichen planus or graft versus host disease-like changes. We describe a patient with fatal autoimmune blistering disease with absence of mucous membrane lesions. The pattern of complement indirect immunofluoresence helped identify the prognosis prospectively. This case illustrates yet another presentation of the neoplasia-induced autoimmunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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