口蓋粘膜に生じた水疱性類天疱瘡の1例 [in Japanese] A case of bullous pemphigoid of the palatal mucosa [in Japanese]
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We report a case of bullous pemphigoid occurring in the palatal mucosa. A 72-year-old woman complained of herpetiforms of the palate. Multiple red herpetiform lesions were noted on the palatal mucosa. A biopsy of the lesion showed submucosal bullae. Immunohistochemical examination with antibodies against C3 and IgG exhibited positive staining of the basement membrane. On the basis of these findings, bullous pemphigoid was diagnosed. Treatment with oral prednisolone (20mg/day) resulted in a fair response. The dose of prednisolone was gradually decreased. After 5 months of prednisolone treatment, the herpetiform lesions completely disappeared, and there has been no relapse.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 50(11), 672-675, 2004-11-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons