Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita in an 18-year-old African-American male: a case report

S D Med. 2009 Feb;62(2):50-1.


An 18-year-old African-American male with epidermolysis bullosa acquisita presenting as vesico-bullous lesions over the fingers, elbows and knees following minimal trauma is reported. There was no underlying systemic disease, and he responded to administration of dapsone and prednisone.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • African Americans*
  • Biopsy
  • Dapsone / therapeutic use
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita / drug therapy
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita / ethnology*
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita / pathology
  • Folic Acid Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male


  • Folic Acid Antagonists
  • Dapsone