Bullous Pemphigoid

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Bullous Pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid is a skin disorder characterized by large blisters. The blisters are usually located on the arms, legs, or middle of the body. About one-third of persons with bullous pemphigoid also develop blisters in the mouth. The blisters may break open and form ulcers or open sores. It usually occurs in elderly persons and is rare in young people. Symptoms come and go. In most patients, the condition goes away within 6 years. The cause is not known, but may be related to immune system disorders.
 

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International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation

The IPPF provides direct access to innovative and effective support that promotes the very best health care, improves quality of life, stimulates community resources, advocates for favorable government policies, accelerates the pace of scientific discovery and is the world’s best source of information on pemphigus and pemphigoid. We are compassionate in understanding, tireless in service, and relentless in advocating. One person at a time, we make a difference, building a community of care and hope.

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2013

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International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation

The IPPF provides direct access to innovative and effective support that promotes the very best health care, improves quality of life, stimulates community resources, advocates for favorable government policies, accelerates the pace of scientific discovery and is the world’s best source of information on pemphigus and pemphigoid. We are compassionate in understanding, tireless in service, and relentless in advocating. One person at a time, we make a difference, building a community of care and hope.

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Last Updated: 8 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Bullous Pemphigoid" returned 371 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bullous pemphigoid associated with chronic hepatitis C virus infection in a hepatitis B virus endemic area: A case report.
 

Author(s): Hyunil Jang, Young-Joo Jin, Chang Hwi Yoon, Cheol-Woo Kim, Lucia Kim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Apr;97(15):e0377.

 

Bullous pemphigoid is a type of acute or chronic autoimmune disease that involves subepidermal skin lesions with bulla formation. Although viral infections, such as, human herpes virus (HHV), human immunodeficiency virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, HHV-6, hepatitis B virus ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Type I Gaucher disease with bullous pemphigoid and Parkinson disease: A case report.
 

Author(s): Damien Le Peillet, Virginie Prendki, Véronique Trombert, Emmanuel Laffitte, Frédéric Assal, Jean Luc Reny, Christine Serratrice

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(13):e0188.

 

Gaucher disease (GD) is a rare genetic lysosomal storage disorder inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. GD is due to the deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme, acid beta-glucosidase (or glucocerebrosidase). Type 1 Gaucher disease (GD1) is characterized by thrombocytopenia, anemia, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Bullous pemphigoid and Parkinson's disease: about a case].
 

Author(s): Hasnaa Zaouri, Baderdine Hassam

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Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease which can be associated with many pathologies including degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Studies have suggested the possibility of cross-immune responses through "epitope ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Bullous Pemphigoid" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with bullous pemphigoid: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Patompong Ungprasert, Karn Wijarnpreecha, Charat Thongprayoon

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;84(1):22-26.

 

Increased risk of venous thromboembolism is observed in several autoimmune inflammatory disorders. However, data on bullous pemphigoid, one of the most common autoimmune blistering disorders, is limited. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to summarize all available evidence.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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IgE autoantibodies and their association with the disease activity and phenotype in bullous pemphigoid: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Ariadne Hadjikyriacou Saniklidou, Patrick J Tighe, Lucy C Fairclough, Ian Todd

Journal: Arch. Dermatol. Res.. 2018 Jan;310(1):11-28.

 

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is the most common autoimmune skin disease of blistering character. The underlying pathophysiological mechanism involves an immune attack, usually by IgG class autoantibodies, on the autoantigen BP 180/BPAg2, which is a type XVII collagen (COL17) protein acting ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A case report of bullous pemphigoid associated with a melanoma and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Kyle T Amber, Christine M Panganiban, Dorota Korta, Sebastien de Feraudy, Kristen M Kelly, Sergei A Grando

Journal: Melanoma Res.. 2017 02;27(1):65-67.

 

The association of bullous pemphigoid with melanoma remains controversial and poorly understood. Recent studies report the presence of the bullous pemphigoid antigen, BP180, in melanoma cells, yet not normal melanocytes, suggesting an underlying mechanism for cases of melanoma-associated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 6 Mar 2018

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Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV Inhibitors, Risk Factor for Development of Bullous Pemphigoid?
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bullous Pemphigoid

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2018

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A Proof-of-Concept Study of Topical AC-203 in Patients With Bullous Pemphigoid
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bullous Pemphigoid

 

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2017

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