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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Following organizations serve the condition "Bullous Pemphigoid" for support, advocacy or research.

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

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 Jan;96(7):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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Infantile Bullous Pemphigoid Following Vaccination.
 

Author(s): Kavita Bisherwal, Deepika Pandhi, Archana Singal, Sonal Sharma

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2016 May;53(5):425-6.

 

Post-vaccination infantile bullous pemphigod is a rare presentation.

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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The Reliability, Validity and Responsiveness of Two Disease Scores (BPDAI and ABSIS) for Bullous Pemphigoid: Which One to Use?
 

Author(s): Asri Wijayanti, Cathy Y Zhao, David Boettiger, Yi Z Chiang, Norito Ishii, Takashi Hashimoto, Dedee F Murrell

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2017 Jan;96(7):24-31.

 

A significant obstacle in guiding evidence-based management of bullous pemphigoid (BP) is the lack of a standardised, validated scoring system for the condition. The aim of this study is to evaluate the suitability of the Bullous Pemphigoid Disease Area Index (BPDAI) and the Autoimmune ...

Last Updated: 31 May 2016

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The terms "Bullous Pemphigoid" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Three Cases of Bullous Pemphigoid Associated with Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors - One due to Linagliptin.
 

Author(s): Francisco Manuel Ildefonso Mendonça, Francisco José Martín-Gutierrez, Juan José Ríos-Martín, Francisco Camacho-Martinez

Journal: Dermatology (Basel). 2016 ;232(2):249-53.

 

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an acquired subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease in which there are humoral and cellular responses against the BP180 and BP230 antigens. Dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors enhance endogenous glucagon peptide-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 15 Jul 2016

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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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Last Updated: 8 Nov 2016

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