• Vol. 41 No. 7, 313–314
  • 15 July 2012

A Case of Bullous Pemphigoid in a Patient with Dual Cancers, Fortuitous or Paraneoplastic?

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Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering skin condition. It is characterised by the presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) autoantibodies specific for the hemidesmosomal BP antigens BP230 (BPAg1) and BP 180 (BPAg2). Unlike pemphigus, it is not traditionally recognised as a paraneoplastic phenomenon. As BP becomes increasingly prevalent in our ageing population, it would be important to be on a lookout for paraneoplastic pemphigoid masquerading as BP

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