Serum levels of autoantibodies to BP180 correlate with disease activity in patients with bullous pemphigoid.

@article{Schmidt2000SerumLO,
  title={Serum levels of autoantibodies to BP180 correlate with disease activity in patients with bullous pemphigoid.},
  author={E Schmidt and K Obe and E B Br{\"o}cker and D Zillikens},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={136 2},
  pages={174-8}
}
  • E Schmidt, K Obe, +1 author D Zillikens
  • Published 2000 in Archives of dermatology
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible correlation of levels of circulating anti-BP180 autoantibodies with disease activity in bullous pemphigoid (BP). DESIGN Diagnostic study. SETTING Regional referral center at a university dermatology department. PATIENTS Fifteen patients with typical clinical, histologic, and immunofluorescence findings of BP who had not received prior systemic treatment. INTERVENTIONS Initially, 6 consecutive patients with BP were treated with oral doxycycline and… CONTINUE READING