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Spring 2003, Vol. 11 No. 1

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (2003) 11, 31-34


Case Report

Hydroa vacciniforme in an adult presenting as bullous pemphigoid-like lesions

WK Tang 鄧偉祺

Abstract
A case of a 41-year-old local Chinese gentleman diagnosed with hydroa vacciniforme was reported. He presented with a twenty years history of relentless, progressive papulo-vesicular skin eruptions. The late onset of this case is atypical. Exclusion of other diseases, especially lymphomatoid papulosis and cutaneous lymphoma, is necessary before reaching the diagnosis. The relatively indolent course of our case makes lymphoproliferative disorders unlikely. Treatment has been unsatisfactory.