Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid

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
Cicatricial Pemphigoid
Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid (when the eyes are affected)
Oral Pemphigoid

 

In May 1999, there was an International consensus on streamlining medical communication and agreeing a naming convention of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid.  read more

 

Bullous Pemphigoid

Bullous Pemphigoid

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