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What Is Pemphigoid?

A: Pemphigoid is a term used to refer to a group of cutaneous conditions that mainly manifest with blistering. Although similar in presentation to pemphigus, these blistering skin diseases occur without acantholysis, or the destruction of intercellular connections and the cohesion of adjacent keratinocytes of the skin. This condition tends to occur more frequently in women and in the elderly.. Diseases of this group are skin blistering or bullous diseases caused by the deposition of immune proteins called antibodies, or immunoglobulins, in the basement membrane of the epithelial layers. As such, they can be classified according to what immunoglobulin is involved. Pemphigoid gestationis (PG), bullous pemphigoid (BP), and mucous membrane or cicatricial pemphigoid (MMP/CP) all involve...


 
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