Background: Brunsting-Perry pemphigoid is a rare subepidermal blistering disease characterized by scarring blisters on the head and neck. However, the identity of the responsible autoantigens is still unresolved. Methods: We reported a patient with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita who had clinical features typical of Brunsting-Perry pemphigoid and investigated the involved type VII collagen epitopes. The patient was a 65-year-old Japanese woman with a 20-month history of recurrent subepidermal bullae on her head, face, and neck. Results: Immunoblot studies revealed that the serum of this patient reacted with type VII collagen, specifically with the noncollagenous domain 1 and the triple-helical domain. The patient responded completely to colchicine monotherapy. Limitations: This study was performed on only one case. Conclusion: This study suggests that Brunsting-Perry pemphigoid may be a clinical variant of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.
- Brunsting-Perry pemphigoid
- epidermolysis bullosa acquisita
- type VII collagen
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