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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Bullous Pemphigoid and Herpes Gestationis

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An inflammatory disease of older people; signs include widespread erythematous macules and patches, urticarial papules and plaques, and vesicles and bullae, the blisters often arising on urticarial plaques.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Bullous Pemphigoid and Herpes Gestationis

…sicles and bullae, the blisters often arising on urticarial plaques. Sometimes lesions are localized, e.g., to the legs. The cause is not known, but the mechanism is thought to be immunologic in response to antibodies to bullous pemphigoid antigens….

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Bullous Pemphigoid

…sicles and bullae, the blisters often arising on urticarial plaques. Sometimes lesions are localized, e.g., to the legs. The cause is not known, but the mechanism is thought to be immunologic in response to antibodies to bullous pemphigoid antigens….

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Herpes Gestationis/Pemphigoid Gestationis

…sicles and bullae, the blisters often arising on urticarial plaques. Sometimes lesions are localized, e.g., to the legs. The cause is not known, but the mechanism is thought to be immunologic in response to antibodies to bullous pemphigoid antigens….

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Bullous Pemphigoid: Key Points

…mmon, with 10-25% of patients having oral erosions due to BP. Cicatricial pemphigoid, or “scarring” pemphigoid, may present without tense blisters, more frequently involving the head and neck, and may have a different antigenic target. Cicatricial pe…

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Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita: Overview

…n inflammatory bullous disorder clinically similar to bullous pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, localized scarring pemphigoid, or linear IgA disease. Diagnosis is confirmed by special immunofluorescent studies using salt split skin, staining of his…

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Bullous Pemphigoid: References

…Burlando M, et al. (2015). Atypical presentations of bullous pemphigoid: clinical and immunopathological aspects. Autoimmun Rev, 14(5):438-445. Kershenovich R, Hodak E, Mimouni D. (2014) Diagnosis and classification of pemphigus and bullous pemphigo…

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Cicatricial Pemphigoid: Overview

Overview Cicatricial pemphigoid is a chronic, scarring, subepithelial bullous disorder that affects mucous membranes, including the conjunctivae. This disorder is thought to be mediated by autoantibodies directed at antigens in the epithelial baseme…

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Prurigo Nodularis: Overview

…o nerve impingement (brachioradial pruritus). Rarely, bullous pemphigoid may present as prurigo nodularis (pemphigoid nodularis). In some persons, no underlying condition is found. Prurigo nodularis is often very difficult to manage. Treatment Initia…

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Bullous Pemphigoid: Clinical Case

…ions with some dried adherent serous crust Diagnosis: Bullous pemphigoid If dermatology consultation is available, given presence of bulla and the widespread nature of the disease, consider referral to dermatology Initially, testing should include bo…

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