Bullous Pemphigoid-like Skin Eruption during Treatment with Rivaroxaban: A Clinical Case Study
  • Cristiana Ferreira
    Serviço de Imunoalergologia, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal
  • Ana Oliveira
    Serviço de Dermatologia, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal
  • Antonia Furtado
    Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal
  • Natividade Rocha
    Serviço de Dermatologia, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal
  • Jose Almeida Ribeiro
    Serviço de Medicina Interna, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal


rivaroxaban, bullous pemphigoid-like, cutaneous drug eruptions


Little has been documented about hypersensitivity reactions caused by treatment with rivaroxaban. This paper reports a bullous pemphigoid-like skin eruption that occurred in a 76-year-old female patient during rivaroxaban treatment. This case highlights the vigilance required by healthcare workers in recognising potential adverse effects of newly marketed drugs and in making medication changes when necessary. A bullous pemphigoid-like eruption due to treatment with rivaroxaban has not, to the best of the Authors’ knowledge, been reported previously in the literature.



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    Published: 2018-01-15
    Issue: Vol. 5 No. 3 (view)

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    Ferreira C, Oliveira A, Furtado A, Rocha N, Almeida Ribeiro J. Bullous Pemphigoid-like Skin Eruption during Treatment with Rivaroxaban: A Clinical Case Study. EJCRIM 2018;5 doi:10.12890/2018_000724.