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Summer 2006, Vol. 14 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 71-74


Review Article

Bullous pemphigoid: a 7-year survey on 75 Chinese patients in Hong Kong

KHN Chan 陳厚毅 and HHF Ho 何慶豐

Abstract
Bullous pemphigoid is the most common immunobullous disease affecting the elderly. It typically presents clinically as well formed blisters and histopathologically shows sub-epidermal blistering. The present study reviewed 75 cases of newly diagnosed bullous pemphigoid at a dermatology clinic in a seven years period. The incidence of bullous pemphigoid was 15.6 per million per year. The average age was 79.6. Forty-eight percent of the patients presented with generalised bulla.(Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2006) 14, 71-74)