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pemphigoid

 [pem´f…………ĭ-goid]
1. resembling pemphigus.
2. any of a group of skin disorders similar to but clearly distinguishable from pemphigus.
benign mucosal pemphigoid a chronic bullous disease of elderly persons, involving primarily the mucous membranes, particularly the conjunctiva and oral mucosa, with scarring.
bullous pemphigoid a usually mild, relatively benign, self-limited blistering skin disease, predominantly affecting elderly persons. IgE antibodies are found at the basement membrane.
localized chronic pemphigoid a form in which bulla formation is confined for many years to a circumscribed region, with scarring but without affecting the mucous membranes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pem·phi·goid

(pem'fi-goyd),
1. Resembling pemphigus.
2. A disease resembling pemphigus but significantly distinguishable histologically (nonacantholytic) and clinically (generally benign course).
[G. pemphix, blister, + eidos, resemblance]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pemphigoid

adjective Referring to pemphigus.

noun Any of a number of conditions that simulate bullous pemphigoid.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

pemphigoid

adjective Referring to pemphigus noun A condition that simulates bullous pemphigoid. See Bullous pemphigoid, Juvenile pemphigoid.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pem·phi·goid

(pem'fi-goyd)
1. Resembling pemphigus.
2. A disease resembling pemphigus but significantly distinguishable histologically (nonacantholytic) and clinically (generally benign course).
[G. pemphix, blister, + eidos, resemblance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pemphigoid

A rare, persistent, autoimmune skin disease featuring large blisters that are sometimes intensely itchy. Compare PEMPHIGUS. Treatment is with corticosteroid or immunosuppressant drugs.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

pem·phi·goid

(pem'fi-goyd)
1. Resembling pemphigus.
2. A disease resembling pemphigus but significantly distinguishable histologically and clinically.
[G. pemphix, blister, + eidos, resemblance]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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