Localized pemphigus foliaceus with unilateral facial involvement

A. D. Maderal, A. Miner, C. Nousari, J. Alonso-Llamazares

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Pemphigus foliaceus is a superficial vesiculobullous disease that typically presents with widespread lesions. Localized presentations are less frequent, and they typically occur in middle-aged patients, following exposure to topical medications, and later on, become more disseminated. We present a case of a 19-year-old female with a localized presentation of pemphigus foliaceus unrelated to previous topical medications, that was a diagnostic and therapeutically challenging case. We also discuss the literature on localized cases, differences in presentations and responses to various treatment modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
JournalActas Dermo-Sifiliograficas
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Bullous disorders
  • Localized
  • Pemphigus foliaceus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Dermatology


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