Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid review.

  title={Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid review.},
  author={Charles Stephen Foster and Maite Sainz de la Maza},
  journal={Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={4 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid produces progressive cicatrizing conjunctivitis; this can result in scarring of the conjunctiva and cornea. RECENT FINDINGS Increased expression of macrophage-colony-stimulating factor, collagen-binding heat shock protein 47, transforming growth factor-beta1, IL-4, IL-5, and macrophage migration inhibitory factor may enhance both conjunctival inflammation and conjunctival scarring. Recent developments on mucous membrane pemphigoid medical… CONTINUE READING
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