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Features of oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal lesions in bullous pemphigoid.

Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune bullous disease characterized by skin lesions, with or without oral lesions. The occurrence of pharyngolaryngeal lesions is very rare in affected patients. We conducted a study to investigate the characteristics of oral and pharyngolaryngeal lesions in bullous pemphigoid. Our study population was made up of 6 consecutively presenting outpatients--2 men and 4 women, aged 40 to 83 years (mean: 68.2)--who had been referred to our department over an 11 -year period. Presenting symptoms included sore throat in all 6 patients and oral pain in 3. The sites of mucosal lesions included the soft palate, epiglottis, gingiva, hypopharynx, tongue, nasal cavity, and buccal....

Masafumi Ohki, MD; Shigeru Kikuchi, MD, PhD; Atsushi Ohata, MD, PhD; Yuka Baba, MD; Junichi Ishikawa, MD; Hirohito Sugimoto, MD

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Author:Ohki, Masafumi; Kikuchi, Shigeru; Ohata, Atsushi; Baba, Yuka; Ishikawa, Junichi; Sugimoto, Hirohito
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Report
Date:Oct 1, 2016
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