Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2010, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (3): 182-184.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(10)60045-4

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Cicatricial Pemphigoid in Accompany with Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Case Report

Di Wu1, Li-ming Zhang2, and Ying Jiang2*   

  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, 2Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2010-01-22 Online:2010-09-20 Published:2010-09-20
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Abstract: CICATRICIAL pemphigoid (CP, also known as benign mucous membrane pemphigoid) is a rare chronic autoimmune subepithelial blistering disease, with an incidence of 1 per million, characterized by erosive lesions of mucous membranes and skin that result in scarring.1,2 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a symmetric inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the small joints of hands and feet, with a prevalence of 0.3% in China.3 In this case report we described the diagnosis of and treatment for a patient developing CP 18 years after the onset of RA, a combination rarely encountered or reported so far.

Key words: cicatricial pemphigoid, symblepharon, rheumatoid arthritis

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