Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors and bullous pemphigoid − more evidence of a link: a report of three cases
Keywords:oral anti-hyperglycaemic agent, bullous pemphigoid, DPP-4 inhibitors
AbstractRecently, dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, an antidiabetic medication, have been implicated in the development of bullous pemphigoid, the most common autoimmune cutaneous blistering disorder. In this report we present three cases of DPP-4 associated bullous pemphigoid in our dermatology department. These cases illustrate the importance for clinicians to consider a drug as a trigger for bullous pemphigoid in elderly patients with diabetes.
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