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 o…

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….

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Dermatitis herpetiformis vs. 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….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cicatricial 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….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bullous pemphigoid/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….