Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
Further information can be obtained from the British Association of Dermatologists website at http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public
This may also be called:-
Benign Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid (when the eyes are affected)
In May 1999, there was an International consensus on streamlining medical communication and agreeing a naming convention of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid. read more
Reproduced, in part from the NHS website http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bullous-pemphigoid/Pages/bullous-pemphigoid.aspx
BP is the most common immunobullous disease in Western Europe with a reported incidence of 43 per million per year in the U.K. It is a blistering skin disease that tends to affect the elderly.
As with the other blistering diseases mentioned here, it is caused by a problem with the immune system. It usually goes away on its own within a few years and, in the meantime, blisters can be controlled with medication.
About one in 10,000 people are affected by bullous pemphigoid each year in the UK. read more