Bullous Pemphigoid – Blisters on Skin
What is Bullous Pemphigoid?
Bullous Pemphigoid is a skin disorder characterized by large blisters.
What are the risk factors?
The cause is not known, but may be related to immune system disorders.
Bullous pemphigoid typically occurs in elderly persons and is rare in young people. Bullous pemphigoid-like condition can sometimes be associated with other illnesses, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) and cancer.
What are the symptoms of Bullous Pemphigoid?
- Multiple, usually located on the arms, legs, or trunk
- May weep, crust over, erode the skin, form ulcers or open sores
- Mouth sores
- Bleeding gums
How is it diagnosed?
A skin lesion biopsy shows a characteristic blistering pattern.
How is it treated?
Treatment is focused on relief of symptoms and prevention of infection.
Corticosteroids are the treatment of choice. They are given by mouth or by injection.
Other medications may include chemotherapy or immunosuppressive medications. Antibiotics in the tetracycline family may be useful in mild cases.
What could be the treatment cost?
The treatment cost would vary depending upon the mode of treatment that is opted for. Majority of the affected individuals need therapy for a period ranging between 6 – 60 months, following which many of them experience long term remission of the disease. Only few may require to get treated for a long-standing disease for much number of years. Generally, a single consultation with Dr. Rinky Kapoor would cost about 1000 Rs. per consultation.
What is the prognosis?
Bullous pemphigoid usually responds well to treatment. In a small group, however, the disease will recur after treatment is stopped.
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About Dr. Rinky Kapoor
Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinic, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetologist India”, etc for her evidence based expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care …Read more
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