Bullous pemphigoid
A disease characterized by tense blistering eruptions of the skin. caused by antibodies abnormally accumulating in a layer of the skin called the "basement membrane." Can be chronic and mild without affecting the general health. It is diagnosed by skin biopsy showing the abnormal antibodies deposited in the skin layer. Treatment is with topical cortisone creams, but

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bullous pemphigoid n a chronic skin disease affecting esp. elderly individuals that is characterized by the formation of numerous hard blisters over a widespread area

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a usually mild, self-limited, subepidermal blistering skin disease, sometimes with oral involvement, predominantly affecting the elderly; characteristics include large, tense bullae that rupture to leave denuded areas and have a tendency to heal spontaneously, and cleft formation and deposition of complement, usually with the IgG class of immunoglobulins, at the dermoepidermal junction.

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