Bullous pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid


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DiseasesDB =
ICD10 = ICD10|L|12|0|l|10
ICD9 = ICD9|694.5
MedlinePlus =
eMedicineSubj = derm
eMedicineTopic = 64
MeshID = D010391

Bullous pemphigoid, also referred to as BP, is a chronic autoimmune skin disease, involving the formation of blisters below the surface of the skin and antibodies against the type XVII collagen component of hemidesmosomes. It can also (albeit only rarely) involve the mucous membranes, and has been shown to afflict dogs, cats, pigs, and horses, as well as humans.

Incidence is increasing.cite journal |author=Langan SM, Smeeth L, Hubbard R, Fleming KM, Smith CJ, West J |title=Bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris--incidence and mortality in the UK: population based cohort study |journal=BMJ |volume=337 |issue= |pages=a180 |year=2008 |pmid=18614511 |pmc=2483869 |doi= |url=http://bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=18614511]

ee also

* Pemphigoid
* Cicatricial or Mucous membrane pemphigoid
* Gestational pemphigoid
* Pemphigus


External links

* [http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/bullous_pemphigoid.html American Osteopathic College of Dermatology]
* [http://www.hmc.psu.edu/healthinfo/b/bullouspemphigoid.htm Penn State College of Medicine]
* [http://www.antibodypatterns.com/index.php/ Skin antibodies (pemphigoid)- look under the heading "Other diseases"]

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