Bullous pemphigoid: using animal models to study the immunopathology.

  • Zhi Liu
  • Published 2004 in
    The journal of investigative dermatology…

Abstract

Bullous pemphigoid was first described by Lever in 1953 as a subepidermal blistering disease. Its immunohistological features include dermal-epidermal junction separation, an inflammatory cell infiltrate in the upper dermis, and basement membrane zone-bound autoantibodies. These autoantibodies show a linear staining at the dermal-epidermal junction… (More)

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