Bullous Pemphigoid - Info on Bullous Pemphigoid Symptom, Causes & Treatment

Bullous pemphigoid is a chronic, autoimmune, subepidermal, blistering blistering disease that can occur at any age but usually occurs in people over fifty years of age. Bullous is the medical term for a large blister. It ranges from mildly itchy welts to severe blisters and infection, and may affect a small area of the body or be widespread.

Causes, Symptoms of Bullous Pemphigoid

It is caused when the body's immune system malfunctions. No one knows why the immune cells start attacking the skin cells. Bullous pemphigoid is not contagious; that is, it does not spread from person to person.

Treatment of Bullous Pemphigoid

Tetracycline and Minocycline antibiotics are very useful for mild to moderate disease. As in other autoimmune bullous diseases, the goal of therapy is to decrease blister formation, to promote healing of blisters and erosions, and to determine the minimal dose of medication necessary to control the disease process.

Several oral medications can be used including Dapsone, Prednisone, cyclosporine, and Imuran.

 





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