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Bullous pemphigoid in a chronic renal allograft rejection patient: a case report and review of the literature
Tse-Yuan Liaw , Shang-Jyh Hwang , Daw-Yang Hwang , Gwo-Shing Chen

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune blistering disorder of the skin. Various provocative factors have been proposed. However, BP in renal transplantation patients has scarcely been reported. Herein, we report the case of a 27-year-old man who received cadaveric renal transplantation 10 years ago presenting with bullous eruption during chronic renal allograft rejection phase, with the renal allograft being the possible trigger stimulus for BP development in our case. Bullous lesions were soon controlled by oral corticosteroids and did not recur after removal of the graft. The pathogenesis and management of such patients will also be reviewed along with the case report.

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