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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

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. Sometimes lesions are localized, e.g., to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid

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. Sometimes lesions are localized, e.g., to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cicatricial Pemphigoid

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. Sometimes lesions are localized, e.g., to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Gestationis/Pemphigoid Gestationis

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. Sometimes lesions are localized, e.g., to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Overview

Overview Bullous pemphigoid is usually a self-limited inflammatory subepidermal blistering disorder of the elderly, in which circulating auto antibodies to epitopes in the basement membrane zone bind to this region and initiate a cascade of inflamma…

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Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita: Overview

…an 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 hi…

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Prurigo Nodularis: Overview

Overview Prurigo nodularis is a morphologic lesion that is a consequence of severe and repeated scratching of one area. In most patients it is secondary to an underlying pruritic condition such as photosensitive dermatitis, renal failure, or neuropa…

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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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Linear IgA Dermatosis: Overview

Overview Linear IgA dermatosis is a bullous disorder that resembles dermatitis herpetiformis or bullous pemphigoid but is distinguished from these disorders by the linear deposition of IgA at the epidermodermal junction and the absence of gluten-sen…

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Chronic Bullous Disease of Childhood: Overview

Overview Chronic bullous disease of childhood is characterized by the presence of multiple, tense bullae and severe itching in association with linear deposition of IgA at the basement membrane zone. The clinical appearance resembles bullous pemphig…

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