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A patient with multiple blisters in the skin and mucous membranes
  1. Antonio G Tristano
  1. Centro Médico Docente La Trinidad (CMDLT), El Hatillo Caracas 1080-A, Venezuela
  1. Correspondence to Antonio G Tristano, mjtristano{at}


A case is presented of a patient who was referred to the rheumatology department with symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus and bullous disease. A 55-year-old woman with 2 year history of blistering involving the hands and face, presented with new lesions on the thorax, feet, toes, inferior lip, and tongue accompanied by pruritus. The patient also had joint pain without inflammation of the knees, ankles, and hands. After the investigations the patient was diagnosed with a blistering disorder, specifically epidermolysis bullosa acquisita. The patient completely recovered following treatment with topical and oral corticosteroids, and colchicine.

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