Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita: An uncommon cause of esophageal stricture

Carlos Figueredo, Konstantin Boroda, Hilary Hertan

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Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) encompasses a wide spectrum of rare diseases with a common genetic origin transmitted in an autosomal recessive fashion. Mild forms of non-inflammatory EBA are characterized by skin lesions and have gained great relevance in the literature. However, resistant inflammatory EBA with widespread mucosal involvement remains a rare entity given its low prevalence. It commonly represents a great burden for the patient s quality of life with most cases being resistant to different therapeutic modalities.We present a case of resistant inflammatory EBA with esophageal strictures that improved after therapy with intravenous immunoglobulin and rituximab.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
JournalOxford Medical Case Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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