Bullous pemphigoid

What is Bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous pemphigoid is an acute or chronic autoimmune skin disease, involving the formation of blisters, more appropriately known as bullae, at the space between the skin layers epidermis and dermis. It is classified as a type II hypersensitivity reaction. The disease may be acute, but typically will wax and wane.Treatments include class I topical steroids (clobetasol, halobetasol, etc.)

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My mother ( an 82 year-old of South Asian descent with FT Dementia since the last 20 years) had a biopsy for a suspected case of...

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I also appreciate the detailed description provided by you.

Regarding your soecific queries,

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I am having a flare up of bullous pemphigoid on arms,back ,abdomen and hips . Blisters much smaller than original occuring in 2005.I was treated...

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Hi dear,

Bullous pemphigoid (BP)Is a chronic autoimmune vesiculobullous condition affecting elderly.


Treatment consists of various steroids,...

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I have been diagnosed with Bullous Pemphigoid in October 2014. My doctor has prescribed Doxcycline 100 mg/day and Hydroxyz HCL 25 as needed to...

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hello.. dont worry, there may be some erosion's/ulcers in your throat because of the bullous and these may the cause for blood spotting, these will...

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