Bullous Dermatoses

  • A. C. Chu
Part of the Current Topics in Pathology book series (CT PATHOLOGY, volume 74)


The clinical manifestation of blistering may be the end result of a large number of different pathogenetic mechanisms. The bullous dermatoses thus represent a heterogeneous group of disorders which may result from infection, inflammation, trauma or genetic factors. The main reason for grouping these diseases are:
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    the clinical presence in all these diseases of blisters, and

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    the fact that similar specialised techniques are often used to identify and investigate the bullous diseases regardless of pathogenesis.



Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Bullous Pemphigoid Epidermolysis Bullosa Erythema Multiforme Dermatitis Herpetiformis 
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