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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.

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]

pemphigoid

adjective Referring to pemphigus.

noun Any of a number of conditions that simulate bullous pemphigoid.

pemphigoid

adjective Referring to pemphigus noun A condition that simulates bullous pemphigoid. See Bullous pemphigoid, Juvenile pemphigoid.

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]

pemphigoid

A rare, persistent, autoimmune skin disease featuring large blisters that are sometimes intensely itchy. Compare PEMPHIGUS. Treatment is with corticosteroid or immunosuppressant drugs.

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]
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A spontaneous canine model of mucous membrane (cicatricial) pemphigoid, an autoimmune blistering disease affecting mucosa and mucocutaneous junctions.
Vitamin D status in patients with bullous pemphigoid. Br J Dermatol.
Most common complications of orf are secondary infection, lymphangitis, lymphadenopathy and erythema multiforme.1 There are a few rare case reports about subepidermal immunobullous disease affecting skin and/or mucous membranes following orf in the literature.4-7 We also present a case from our clinic about bullous pemphigoid following orf since it is a rare clinical situation.
The next common bullous disorder to be associated with candidiasis was bullous pemphigoid. 10 cases of Bullous pemphigoid had oral candidiasis amounting to 16.6%.
"The IPPF is incredibly grateful for their service to the pemphigus and pemphigoid community," said IPPF Awareness Program
MMP, also known as cicatricial pemphigoid, most commonly involves the mucosal surfaces and hardly ever the skin (7).
On the basis of history, clinical appearance, and absence of any laboratory findings suggestive of bleeding disorder, a diagnosis of ABH was established and an excisional biopsy was planned and pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, bullous lichen planus, etc., were ruled out.
Blister formation in bullous pemphigoid has been attributed to the release of major basic protein (MBP) and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP).
Immune diseases of the anterior segment of the eye may be caused by several local or systemic conditions and may present in a wide range of diseases including dry eye syndrome, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP), graft versus host disease (GVHD), and some forms of anterior uveitis often associated with systemic autoimmune diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis.
Oral manifestations, such as recurrent oral mucosal ulcerations, can be seen in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, pemphigus vulgaris, mucous membrane pemphigoid, and Behcet's disease, as described in the paper by Saccucci et al.
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) are both autoimmune subepidermal bullous diseases.