Autoimmune bullous skin diseases. Part 2: diagnosis and therapy.

  title={Autoimmune bullous skin diseases. Part 2: diagnosis and therapy.},
  author={Andrea Kneisel and Michael Hertl},
  journal={Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG},
  volume={9 11},
Autoimmune bullous skin diseases represent a heterogenous group of disorders of skin and mucosa which are commonly associated with IgG or IgA autoantibodies against distinct adhesion molecules of the skin. The antibodyinduced loss of adhesion between epidermis and dermis results in blister formation and extensive erosions. There is a great need for rapidly establishing the diagnosis of these disorders since they may run a severe and potentially life-threatening course. In addition, because of… CONTINUE READING


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