Bullous pemphigoid masquerading as acute radiation dermatitis: Case report

S. K. Parikh, A. Ravi, D. Yi-Shin Kuo, D. Nori

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We report the first case of bullous pemphigoid complicating radiation therapy for vulvar cancer. Shortly after completion of post-operative radiation therapy for a T1N1 vulvar carcinoma, the patient presented with a rash that started within, but continued to extend, well beyond the radiation field. A biopsy of the lesions confirmed the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid, and she had prompt clinical resolution with systemic tetracycline and steroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Radiation dermatitis
  • Vulvar cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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