Furosemide-induced bullous pemphigoid: case report and review of literature

J Drugs Dermatol. 2006 Jun;5(6):562-4.


Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an acquired autoimmune disease characterized by subepidermal vesicles and bullae. The etiology for BP is mostly idiopathic with the highest occurrence in elderly patients; however, it is now well-accepted that BP has been triggered by or associated with drug therapy. We present a case of furosemide-induced bullous pemphigoid and review the literature of drug-induced bullous pemphigoid (DIBP).

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Child
  • Diuretics / adverse effects*
  • Furosemide / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous / chemically induced*


  • Diuretics
  • Furosemide