benign mucous membrane pemphigoid

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be·nign mu·cous mem·brane pem·phi·goid

(bĕ-nin myūkŭs membrān pemfi-goyd)
Blistering disease chiefly involving the subepidermal mucous membranes of mouth and eye (ocular pemphigus); usually chronic, benign, and typically bilateral. Scarring can occur and may lead to progressive shrinkage and tightening of the affected mucous membranes and connective tissues.
Synonym(s): cicatricial pemphigoid, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid.
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