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Bullous pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid

(Science: dermatology) form of pemphigoid (which also affects mucous membranes), in which blisters (bulli) form on the skin. Patients have circulating antibody (usually IgG) to basement membrane of stratified epithelium although the antibody titre does not correlate with the severity of the disease.

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Autoimmune bullous disorders are a group of severe skin diseases characterized clinically by blisters ... T cells in the pathogenesis of these disorders. Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and bullous pemphigoid (BP) are the best-characterized bullous disorders with regard to pathogenesis ...

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