Antigen identification in drug-induced bullous pemphigoid.

  title={Antigen identification in drug-induced bullous pemphigoid.},
  author={Eileen Pazderka Smith and T Bruce Taylor and Laurence J. Meyer and John J. Zone},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={29 5 Pt 2},
Immunobullous diseases usually develop spontaneously, but drug-induced bullous disease develops in a small subgroup of patients. We examined a patient in whom bullous pemphigoid developed after she received enalapril for treatment of hypertension. IgG antibody directed against a 230 kd antigen was identified. The eluted IgG autoantibody was shown to bind to the basement membrane zone on split skin. This study demonstrates that drug-induced bullous pemphigoid autoantibody in this patient was… CONTINUE READING