Vesiculobullous skin disease

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Abstract

Vesiculobullous skin disease is a group of diseases that cause blistering of the skin. The differential is broad and includes multiple causes such as infection, allergic reaction, physical trauma, and autoimmune disease. Autoimmune bullous diseases are those caused by dysregulation of the immune system, leading to autoantibodies against protein components of the skin and mucous membranes. In turn, this causes disruption of the integrity of these crucial areas, leading to bullae formation. The 2 most common autoimmune bullous diseases are pemphigus vulgaris and bullous pemphigoid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-596
Number of pages15
JournalHospital Medicine Clinics
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • Autoimmune bullous disease
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Corticosteroid
  • Pemphigus vulgaris

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