Radiation-induced localized bullous pemphigoid in a patient with breast carcinoma
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3221029800
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a common pemphigoid disorder, which is localized in approximately 16-29% of cases. A small subset of localized BP cases is associated with prior radiation therapy, most commonly for breast carcinoma. We present a patient with an unusual presentation of localized BP after receiving partial accelerated breast irradiation (a type of brachytherapy that has a decreased amount of radiation to the skin as compared to the more common external beam radiation therapy).