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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2013, Article ID 291256, 3 pages
Case Report

Pemphigus Foliaceus in an 11-Year-Old Mexican Girl with Response to Oral Dapsone

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital “José Eleuterio González," Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Avenida Francisco I. Madero Pte. s/n y Avenida Gonzalitos, Colonia Mitras Centro, 64460 Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Received 10 September 2013; Accepted 14 November 2013

Academic Editors: K.-H. Lue, W. B. Moskowitz, and S. Tay

Copyright © 2013 Martha Elena García-Meléndez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is rarely described in the pediatric population with less than 40 cases reported in the literature. We report the case of an 11-year-old girl who was diagnosed with PF after 6 months of starting with symptoms and who responded well to therapy with oral dapsone. Although therapeutic guidelines for PF in children are lacking, oral corticosteroids in combination with dapsone have proven to be effective as first-line treatment in this setting.