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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chronic Bullous Disease of Childhood: Overview

…ment membrane zone. The clinical appearance resembles bullous pemphigoid. It often remits 2-3 years after onset and rarely lasts past age 10. Because this disorder affects children and is most frequently self-limited, the therapeutic strategy is to e…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Linear IgA Dermatosis: Overview

…s 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-sensitive enteropathy. Many cases are drug-ind…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Treatment

…sible. Pitfalls Patients may rarely have drug-induced bullous pemphigoid, and careful evaluation of medication history is essential. Scabies infestation may mimic BP and clinicians should consider ruling out an arthropod infestation. Epidermolysis bu…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Herpes Gestationis

…Individual lesions are indistinguishable from those of bullous pemphigoid, clinically and histopathologically. Although the cause is not known, the mechanism is thought to be immunologic in response to antibodies to an antigen peculiar to pregnancy….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Key Points

…ed from other autoimmune blistering diseases, such as bullous pemphigoid, linear IgA dermatosis, pemphigus vulgaris, as well as scabetic or atopic disease. A skin biopsy, especially when performed with direct immunofluorescence studies, can be diagno…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bullous pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid Synonyms Pemphigoid Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Onset usually in the seventh or eighth decade of life, but sometimes somewhat earlier, in both sexes; only rarely in young persons Distribution of lesions Inner aspects of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cicatricial pemphigoid

Cicatricial pemphigoid Synonyms Benign mucosal pemphigoid Ocular pemphigus Desquamative gingivitis Essential shrinkage of the conjunctiva Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid Scarring pemphigoid Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Seventh decade mos…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Urticaria vs. Urticarial lesions of bullous pemphigoid

…Individual lesions are indistinguishable from those of bullous pemphigoid, clinically and histopathologically. Although the cause is not known, the mechanism is thought to be immunologic in response to antibodies to an antigen peculiar to pregnancy….