Bullous pemphigoid

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Definition

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a skin disorder that is characterized by the chronic blistering of the skin. This condition ranges from the mildly itchy welts on the skin to more severe infection and blisters, and may affect a particular area of the body or spread all other, depending on the severity. This medical condition affects mostly elderly individuals but can also be seen on people of different ages.

Diagnosis

Because this skin disorder largely differs and vary in the degree of symptoms, the diagnosis is mainly done through performing skin biopsy. Blood tests can also help in getting amore definitive diagnosis.

Treatment

The treatment of this medical condition is primarily focused on the prevention and relief of the skin infections. Antibiotics such as minocycline antibiotics have been proven to be quite useful for moderate cases. Oral steroids can also be prescribed for patients suffering from severe cases.

Symptoms and Signs

Bullous literally means large blisters, or a thin sac that is filled with fluid. The skin is abnormally itchy and red welts may develop as well as the possible appearance of hives following the development or during the formation of the blisters. The large blisters may appear on concentrated area, particularly in the flexural areas but may also spread all throughout the body.

Causes

Bullous pemphigoid is categorized as n autoimmune disorder caused the malfunctioning of the body's immune system. In this medical condition, the body's immune system can overproduces antibodies against the organs, cells and tissue.

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