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 326 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Quality of life, depression, anxiety and loneliness in patients with bullous pemphigoid. A case control study.
 

Author(s): Anargyros Kouris, Eftychia Platsidaki, Christos Christodoulou, Kalliopi Armyra, Panagiota Korkoliakou, Christina Stefanaki, Revekka Tsatovidou, Dimitrios Rigopoulos, George Kontochristopoulos

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;91(5):601-603.

 

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a chronic, autoimmune blistering skin disease that affects patients' daily life and psychosocial well-being.

Last Updated: 9 Nov 2016

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Bullous Pemphigoid: Validation of the National Patient Register in Two Counties in Sweden, 2001 to 2012.
 

Author(s): Carina Grönhagen, Karin Nilzén, Oliver Seifert, Kristofer Thorslund

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2017 01;97(1):32-35.

 

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is the most common autoimmune blistering disease. Since 2001, data from all specialized outpatient and inpatient care institutions in Sweden, have been registered with the National Patient Register (NPR), based on a unique personal identification number. Previous ...

Last Updated: 12 May 2016

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Neurological diseases and bullous pemphigoid: A case-control study in Iranian patients.
 

Author(s): Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Javad Khorassani, Kamran Balighi, Narges Ghandi, Hamidreza Mahmoudi, Hamidreza Tohidinik, Shahin Hamzelou, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;83(2):195-199.

 

Neurological diseases are important co-morbidities found in association with bullous pemphigoid. Various neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinson's disease, dementia, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis) have been reported as associations of this bullous disease; whether these are significant ...

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016

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The terms "Bullous Pemphigoid" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Erythematous Variety of Bullous Pemphigoid: Case Report and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Yukari Ise, Yasushi Suga, Kazuko Okumura, Osamu Negi, Norito Ishii, Takashi Hashimoto

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2016 Mar;96(3):412-3.

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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Clinical and serological responses following plasmapheresis in bullous pemphigoid: two case reports and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Brian Chang, Ashok Tholpady, Richard S P Huang, Elena Nedelcu, Yu Bai

Journal: Blood Transfus. 2014 Apr;12(2):269-75.

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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Bullous pemphigoid in a 3-month-old infant: case report and literature review of this dermatosis in childhood.
 

Author(s): Eugenio Galdino de Mendonça Reis-Filho, Tainah de Almeida Silva, Luiza Helena de Lima Aguirre, Carmelia Matos Santiago Reis

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;88(6):961-5.

 

Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering dermatosis that is uncommon in childhood. We report a case of a female infant, 3 months old, which presented clinical and laboratory data for the confirmatory diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid. The authors used immunohistochemical ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2014

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Last Updated: 15 Jul 2016

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Ixekizumab in the Treatment of Bullous Pemphigoid
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Bullous Pemphigoid; Pemphigoid

 

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2017

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Genetic Susceptibility and Influence of the Microbiomae in Bullous Pemphigoid
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bullous Pemphigoid

 

Last Updated: 4 Oct 2016

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