Autoimmune bullous dermatoses: a review.

@article{Bickle2002AutoimmuneBD,
  title={Autoimmune bullous dermatoses: a review.},
  author={Kelly Bickle and Tom R Roark and Sylvia Hsingwen Hsu},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2002},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={1861-70}
}
Bullous dermatoses can be debilitating and possibly fatal. A selection of autoimmune blistering diseases, including pemphigus vulgaris, paraneoplastic pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis and linear IgA dermatosis are reviewed. Pemphigus vulgaris usually starts in the oral mucosa followed by blistering of the skin, which is often painful. Paraneoplastic pemphigus is associated with neoplasms, most commonly of lymphoid tissue, but also Waldenström's… CONTINUE READING