Benign Mucosal Pemphigoid

Benign mucosal pemphigoid

Synonym:

Cicatricial pemphigoid

Benign mucosal pemphigoid is a blistering disorder which results in permanent scarring of the effected area.

Mucosal surfaces such as the ocular conjunctiva is a common site for this disease.
Chronic scarring is also commonly present in the mouth and genitalia.
Cutaneous sites can be involved.

Treatment:

  • Co-management with an ophthalmologist is recommended.
  • Subconjunctival injection of glucocorticoids may be required, with systemic steroids being used in the most severe cases.
  • Immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine is sometimes effective.
Benign mucosal pemphigoid

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