bullous disease

bullous disease

[boo͡l′əs]
any disease marked by eruptions of blisters, or bullae, filled with fluid, on the skin or mucous membranes. An example is pemphigus.

bullous disease

A general term for any dermopathy characterised by the splitting of the epidermis into bullae, often covering large areas of the skin surface.

Aetiology of epidermal/dermal split
Autoimmune, lichenoid, mechanical, spongiotic.

bullous disease

Dermatology Any of a number of conditions characterized by the formation of bullae covering large portions of the skin surface; many BDs are immune-mediated and can be separated based on the location of the lesions. See Bullous pemphigoid, Pemphigus vulgaris.
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Skin bullous disease, pemphigus vulgaris, bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus foliaceus.
Linear IgA dermatosis is a rare autoimmune bullous disease, yet the most common autoimmune bullous disease in children.
Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) was consistent with a subepithelial bullous disease.
Dapsone interruption due to hemolysis did not aggravate the bullous disease.
Emphysema is defined by chronic abnormal inflammatory cell response resulting in destruction of small airway and alveolar walls, with coalescent destructive lesions producing larger cavities resulting in bullous disease.
Three cases each of chronic bullous disease of childhood, pityriasis rosea, verruca plana and scabies were newly referred and they were all misdiagnosed by referring doctors.
Its uses in burns, atopic dermatitis, bullous disease, and psoriasis could help those with altered skin-barrier function.
DISCUSSION: Since the initial description of coexistence of bullous disease and psoriasis by Bloom et al in 1929, several autoimmune bullous diseases associated with psoriasis have been reported in lecture.
Travel advice--Patients who are planning air travel and have FEV1 <50%, Sa02 < 93%, or are on long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) should undergo formal assessment-4Patients with bullous disease should be informed that they are at increased risk of pneumothorax during high altitude flights (4).
Bullous pemphigoid is the most common autoimmune bullous disease, and is usually seen in older ages (1, 2).
The patient had pemphigoid gestationis, also known as herpes gestationis, a rare autoimmune bullous disease of pregnancy and the puerperium.
Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune bullous disease characterized by skin lesions, with or without oral lesions.