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Bullous Pemphigoid

  • Panagiotis G. StavropoulosEmail author
  • Eleni Remoudaki

Abstract

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an acquired, subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease. Urticarial and figured erythemas are common prodromal eruptions, and subsequently, large tense blisters arise with a base of normal or erythematous skin. Diagnosis is made by biopsy and direct and indirect immunofluorescence. Topical steroids should be considered first-line treatment in localized or moderate BP, and systemic corticosteroids are rapidly inducing remission in the majority of patients. Other immunosuppressive agents used, among others, are azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, chlorambucil, and mycophenolate mofetil.

Keywords

Bullous pemphigoid Autoimmune blistering disease Corticosteroids Immunosuppressive agents 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.1st Department of DermatologyA. Syggros Hospital, University of Athens Medical SchoolAthensGreece
  2. 2.1st Department of DermatologyA. Syggros HospitalAthensGreece

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