Spot the Difference: A Case of Hailey-Hailey Disease in a 64-year-old Filipino Female

  • Raisa Celine R. Rosete Department of Dermatology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Juan Paolo David S. Villena Department of Dermatology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Mae N. Ramirez-Quizon Department of Dermatology, Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila
Keywords: Hailey-Hailey Disease, Chronic Benign Familial Pemphigus, Direct Immunofluorescence

Abstract

Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) is an uncommon acantholytic disorder of the skin. This is a case of a 64-year-old Filipino female with a chronic history of painful and malodorous intertriginous plaques. Histopathologic evaluation showed overlapping features of pemphigus vulgaris and Hailey-Hailey disease. A negative direct immunofluorescence test clinched the diagnosis of Hailey-Hailey disease. The patient was advised regarding preventive measures and treated with topical antibiotics and corticosteroids with improvement of her lesions.

Published
2021-08-27