TITLE

Blistering rash in an older man

AUTHOR(S)
Ward, Nathaniel J.; MacVane, Casey Z.
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;Mar2013, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p151
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
86190919

 

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