• Vol. 48 No. 9
  • 15 September 2019

Characteristics and Management of Autoimmune Bullous Disease in Psoriasis Patients



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Dear Editor,

Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory skin disease.
On the other hand, autoimmune bullous diseases (AIBD)
are less prevalent. Several case reports and studies have
documented AIBD in patients with psoriasis.1,2 However,
their causative factors are unclear. It has been hypothesised
that certain antipsoriatic treatments such as ultraviolet
irradiation, psoralen and coal tar could have triggered
off the development of autoantibodies that cause AIBD.3
Treatment of AIBD in patients with psoriasis is challenging
since systemic corticosteroids may potentially cause
flares of pustular psoriasis. We report our experience in
the management of psoriasis patients with AIBD in the
National Skin

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