Case Report

An Unusual Course in Bullous Morphea

  • İlknur Kıvanç Altunay
  • Hilal Kaya Erdoğan
  • Nurhan Döner
  • Damlanur Sakız

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2010;4(4):0-0


We report a 75-year-old woman with bullous morphea characterized by disseminated erythemato-pigmentous plaques and a few blisters on some morphea plaques at the beginning of first visit. While she was under narrow band UV therapy, she discontinued the treatment and refused to have any more after 13 sessions. One month later, she reapplied with extensive bullae and facial edema with severe itching. We learned that she had taken naproxen sodium one a day for two days ten days ago. Bullous drug reaction was diagnosed and systemic cortisone was started. She was in remission after fifteen days. The patient had very different clinical picture on her second visit with extensive, large and cadaverous bullae, facial eryhtema and edema. It seems to be a bullous drug reaction based on bullous morphea. However, it remains a mystery whether this clinical presentation is a peculiar drug reaction or is really a mere exacerbation of existed bullous morphea.

Keywords: bullous morphea, drug reaction