Bullous Pemphigoid - Symptoms and Treatment
Bullous pemphigoid is a skin disorder characterized by large blisters . The condition is caused by antibodies that accumulate abnormally in a layer of the skin called the basement membrane. A majority of cases occur in persons 80 years of age or older. The antigen of this autoimmune disease is localized to the hemidesmosome . Most cases of the disease are in older people but the disease can affect younger people, even babies. Bullous pemphigoid can be chronic, mild and not affect the general health or it can be severe and compromise the health of the sufferer. The diagnosis can be confirmed by a skin biopsy showing the abnormal antibodies deposited in the skin layer. Treatment is with topical cortisone creams, but especially severe cases may sometimes require high doses of cortisone-like drugs (steroids) or immune suppression drugs, such as azathoprine (Imuran).
Bullous Pemphigoid is a very common type of skin disorders but is very dangerous also. Bullous pemphigoid can also involve the mouth. The disease is rarely life-threatening. Bullous Pemphigoid is a rare, autoimmune, chronic skin disorder characterized by blistering. Bullous is the medical term for a large blister (a thin-walled sac filled with clear fluid). Bullous is the medical term for a large blister (a thin-walled sac filled with clear fluid). Bullous pemphigoid is a blistering disorder which is characterized by large blisters. Typically it appears as red patches of skin which later begin to develop blisters. Bullous Pemphigoid can be localized to one area of the body or be widespread. The blisters frequently rupture to leave eroded areas of skin. Occasionally blisters may form in the mouth which can be more serious.
Causes of Bullous Pemphigoid
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Symptoms of Bullous Pemphigoid
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Treatment of Bullous Pemphigoid
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