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

Bullous Pemphigoid with Immunoglobulin G anti-LAD-1 Antibodies without Evident Erythema and Eosinophil Infiltration.
 

Author(s): Tetsuya Ikawa, Yayoi Tada, Takamitsu Ohnishi, Tomomitsu Miyagaki, Rei Watanabe, Norito Ishii, Takashi Hashimoto, Shinichi Watanabe

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2016 Aug;96(6):832-3.

 

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Last Updated: 23 Aug 2016

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Risk of Death in Bullous Pemphigoid: A Retrospective Database Study in Finland.
 

Author(s): Anna-Kaisa Försti, Jari Jokelainen, Markku Timonen, Kaisa Tasanen

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2016 Aug;96(6):758-61.

 

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune skin disease of elderly people, which is associated with increased mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the standardized mortality ratio (SMR) for BP in Finland, and concomitant comorbidities and medications. This was a retrospective ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2016

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Integrating longitudinal serum IL-17 and IL-23 follow-up, along with autoantibodies variation, contributes to predict bullous pemphigoid outcome.
 

Author(s): Julie Plée, Sébastien Le Jan, Jérôme Giustiniani, Coralie Barbe, Pascal Joly, Christophe Bedane, Pierre Vabres, François Truchetet, François Aubin, Frank Antonicelli, Philippe Bernard

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Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an inflammatory autoimmune bullous disease involving cytokines and proteases in the process of blister formation. Recently, IL-17 and IL-23 were evidenced in lesional skin and serum of BP patients at time of diagnosis, but their involvement in disease outcome ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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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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Anti-IL-5 Therapy in Bullous Pemphigoid (BP)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pemphigoid, Bullous

 

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2016

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