Autoimmune bullous dermatoses in the elderly: diagnosis and management.

  title={Autoimmune bullous dermatoses in the elderly: diagnosis and management.},
  author={Diya F Mutasim},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  volume={20 9},
Elderly individuals are susceptible to autoimmune bullous dermatoses (in particular, pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita and paraneoplastic pemphigus). Bullous dermatoses are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Bullous dermatoses result from autoimmune responses to one or more components of the basement membrane or desmosomes. Pemphigoid results from autoimmunity to hemidesmosomal proteins present in the basement membrane of stratified squamous epithelia. Patients present with… CONTINUE READING


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