Signs and associated symptoms of bullous pemphigoid include
- skin blisters,
- ulcers, or
Intense itching and burning of the skin is common. Blisters may be found individually, or they may appear in groups. Sometimes, the inner lining tissue of the mouth, nasal passages, or conjunctivae of the eyes (mucous membrane tissue) can be involved.
Cause of bullous pemphigoid
An autoimmune condition in which the immune system makes antibodies that attack a particular layer of the skin or mucous membranes called the basement membrane causes the condition.
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Examples of Medications for Bullous Pemphigoid Symptoms and Signs
- azathioprine (Azasan)
- Corticosteroids (Systemic, Oral, Injections, Types)
- doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
- minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin)
- minocycline - injection, Minocin
- mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)
- mycophenolate mofetil hydrochloride - injection, Cellcept
- mycophenolate mofetil suspension - oral, Cellcept