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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


SANCHEZ IBANEZ, Rosa Mar; RODRIGUEZ JIMENEZ, María Soledad; DIAZ MOLINA, Sara  and  CARRASCO BARRIO, Yolanda. Bullous pemphigoid secondary to vildagliptin. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.2, pp.162-165.  Epub Sep 21, 2020. ISSN 2386-8201.

Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune disease characterised by presence of very pruritic hives-like or eczema-like lesions on top of which serum- or blood-containing tense blisters can later appear. We present the clinical case of a patient with bullous pemphigoid secondary to vildagliptin. Although the definitive diagnosis is made by two skin biopsies, in this case, given high clinical suspicion, we began treatment with corticosteroids and discontinued vildagliptin, with complete resolution in a few weeks. This case is interesting not only for its diagnosis, but also to highlight the importance of the role of the family doctor in this type of diseases, in diagnosis and in the follow-up and treatment. And also to emphasise the usefulness of new technologies, like teledermatology.

Keywords : Pemphigoid, Bullous; Dipeptidyl-Peptidase IV Inhibitors; Family Practice; Telemedicine.

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