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Chicago Medical Dermatology Conditions Blistering Diseases

Autoimmune blistering diseases are a group of disorders in which the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, causing blistering lesions that primarily affect the skin and mucous and membranes. In autoimmune blistering diseases, antibodies mistakenly attack proteins that are essential for the layers of skin to adhere. The specific symptoms and severity of blistering diseases vary from one person to another, even among individuals with the same disorder. In some cases, blistering lesions can cover a significant portion of the skin. Although there is no cure for autoimmune blistering diseases, they can often be controlled with treatment.

Bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, IgA-mediated bullous disorders, Epidermolysis bullosa aquisita

These conditions are often treated with immunosuppressants, however there are also more targeted therapies (plasmapheresis, IVIG, Rituximab)

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