Nov 2018 Supplemental Issue Bullous Diseases


IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase and IgA antiendomysial antibody negative dermatitis herpetiformis in a Filipino patient: A Case Report

Lauren Camille B. Livelo, MD, Elisabeth Ryan, MD, Ricky H. Hipolito, MD, DPDS, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD,FPDS

Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) is a chronic, relapsing cutaneous disease with associated gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE). DH is characterized by an symmetric, intensely pruritic papulovesicular herpetiform eruption involving extensor surfaces of the body.

Pemphigus Vulgaris in a 23-year-old Filipino Male

Margaret Stephanie L. Jimenez MD, Karen Lee P. Alabado-Laurel MD FPDS

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a chronic, autoimmune bullous disease with a potentially fatal outcome. It typically presents with flaccid blisters and erosions on both the skin and mucous membranes due to loss of coherence among keratinocytes. It is an uncommon disease with an incidence rate estimated at 0.5 to 3.2 per 100,000 per year.