80-Year-Old Man With Anemia and Blistering Skin Lesions

Poulin, Veronique; Chopra, Ashish; Tefferi, Ayalew
September 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1181
Academic Journal
The article focuses on blistering disease on the skin of old person. The patient's medical history included paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, aortic stenosis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and mild anemia. Pemphigus vulgaris is a possibility because of the blistering lesions. However, flaccid bullae typically occur in the oropharynx and may then spread to the skin, with a predilection for the scalp, face, chest, axillae, and groin. Dermatitis herpetiformis, another condition characterized by pruritic blistering lesions, usually involves papulovesicles in a herpetiform pattern, distributed symmetrically over the extensor surfaces.


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