Four classes of meds linked with bullous pemphigoid

Medication-induced disease might explain rising incidence, researchers suggest

Anticholinergics, dopaminergic drugs, DPP-4 inhibitors and aldosterone antagonists might each play a role in the development of bullous pemphigoid, according to the first meta-analysis on the subject.

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The findings suggest these medications should be prescribed with caution in elderly patients, particularly those with pre-existing neurological conditions, the researchers say.

Taiwanese researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis, including more than 285,000 participants