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Bullous Pemphigoid

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Abnormal
  • This is a disease characterized by very large blisterlike lesions (bullae) that usually occur in the elderly. It tends to come and go, then disappear after 5 or 6 years.

  • Large blistering lesions in flexural areas, i.e., the creases of the body
  • Itching
  • Gum or mouth sores
  • Rash may be present
  • Skin ulcers may form

  • Autoimmune (the body's immune system mistakenly causes a reaction)

  • Strong corticosteroid creams such as Temovate
  • Prednisone
  • Tetracycline
  • Erythromycin
  • Nicotinamide
  • Refractory (difficult) cases
    1. Methotrexate (an anticancer drug)
    2. Azathioprine


  • Note

- It is important to distinguish Bullous Pemphigoid from Pemphigus. Pemphigus is a much more serious disease. Bullous Pemphigoid occurs exclusively in the creases of the body. If there is blistering outside this area, Pemphigus is the more likely cause.




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