Hailey-Hailey disease: the role of azathioprine an immunomodulator

  • Malumani Malan Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China; Livingstone Central Hospital, Southern Zambia
  • Wu Xuejingzi Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
  • Jiang Si Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
  • Song Ji Quan Department of Dermatology and Venereology at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
Keywords: Familial benign chronic pemphigus; Hailey-Hailey disease; Azathioprine; benign chronic familial pemphigus; benign chronic pemphigus; familial benign pemphigus

Abstract

Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary blistering and erosions disorder affecting the intertriginous regions of the body. There is still no treatment protocol for this disease thus clinicians are highly advised to draw up individualized treatment plan. In this case report we discuss a case of HHD in a 58-year-old Chinese man who was successfully treated with azathioprine in Hubei province.

Published
2019-02-05
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