A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Herpes Gestationis

An inflammatory disease of the second and third trimesters of pregnancy characterized by widespread urticarial papules and plaques accompanied by vesicles and bullae. Individual lesions are indistinguishable from those of bullous pemphigoid, clinica…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Key Points

Key Points Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an intensely pruritic, chronic disorder characterized by symmetrically distributed papulovesicles, bullae, or erosions. DH is an autoimmune blistering disease that is a cutaneous manifestation of gluten s…

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

An inflammatory disease of the second and third trimesters of pregnancy characterized by widespread urticarial papules and plaques accompanied by vesicles and bullae. Individual lesions are indistinguishable from those of bullous pemphigoid, clinica…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Dermatitis herpetiformis vs. Bullous pemphigoid

An inflammatory disease of the second and third trimesters of pregnancy characterized by widespread urticarial papules and plaques accompanied by vesicles and bullae. Individual lesions are indistinguishable from those of bullous pemphigoid, clinica…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cicatricial pemphigoid

An inflammatory disease of the second and third trimesters of pregnancy characterized by widespread urticarial papules and plaques accompanied by vesicles and bullae. Individual lesions are indistinguishable from those of bullous pemphigoid, clinica…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bullous pemphigoid/Herpes gestationis

An inflammatory disease of the second and third trimesters of pregnancy characterized by widespread urticarial papules and plaques accompanied by vesicles and bullae. Individual lesions are indistinguishable from those of bullous pemphigoid, clinica…