Acute generalized Hailey-Hailey disease.

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2002 Jun;27(4):290-2.


Department of Dermatology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK.


A patient with extensive histologically proven Hailey-Hailey disease is described whose initial clinical presentation was suggestive of erythema multiforme or toxic epidermal necrolysis. This potentially misleading morphology of acute proven Hailey-Hailey disease has not been described previously and may be a consequence of bacterial infection exacerbating acantholysis.

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