Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
QUATTRINO, Ada Lobato et al. Bullous pemphigoid in childhood. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2007, vol.82, n.1, pp. 87-89. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962007000100012.
Bullous pemphigoid typically affects the elderly. Since the first description of bullous pemphigoid in childhood in 1970, about 50 cases have been reported, but only 10 were reported in children under the first year of age. We report a case of bullous pemphigoid in a 4-month-old girl and discuss the clinical and immunopathological features of this rare bullous disease of infancy.
Keywords : Adrenal Cortex Hormones; Child; Pemphigoid, bullous.