Title

Cicatricial Pemphigoid With an Upper Airway Lesion

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Description

Cicatricial pemphigoid is an unusual mucocutaneous disease that is characterized by subepidermal blister formation involving the oral and conjunctival membranes. The oral lesions are expressed as erythema and induration and have rarely been associated with upper airway obstruction. We report the case of a patient with dyspnea and an abnormal flow-volume loop who was found to have subglottic compromise due to cicatricial pemphigoid. Immunosuppressive therapy improved his symptoms and air flow.

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