Symptoms & Signs
Some people may have no symptoms, others may have mild redness and irration.
In severe cases, they are multiple blisters, called bullae. The blisters are usually located on the arms, legs, or middle of the body. About one-third of persons with bullous pemphigoid also develop blisters in the mouth. The blisters may break open and form ulcers or open sores.
Other symptoms may include:
- Mouth sores
- Bleeding gums
Diagnosis & Tests
Tests that may be done to help diagnose this condition include:
- Blood tests
- Skin lesion biopsy
Bullous pemphigoid : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Bullous pemphigoid : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Bullous pemphigoid : Treatment
Review Date : 10/13/2006
Reviewed By : Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Associate, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
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