Blistering rash in an older man

Ward, Nathaniel J.; MacVane, Casey Z.
March 2013
Journal of Family Practice;Mar2013, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p151
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of refractory and severe bullous pemphigoid (BP). It mentions that BP is an autoimmune and blistering skin disease that are common in women aged 60 and above. It adds that BP is caused by the development of autoantibodies against the subepidermal basement membrane. It adds that BP can be treated with high-dose of oral corticosteroids but may include methotrexate, azathioprine and intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin.


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