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This section deals with the clinical condition pemphigus/pemphigoid, listing the relevant immunological tests, together with a short explanation of their use.

Relevant immunological tests:

Blistering skin conditions may involve autoimmunity - antibodies are found to the epidermal intercellular "cement" in pemphigus, and to the epidermal basement membrane in pemphigoid.

The pemphigus-like pattern is also seen in some patients with leprosy, burns, penicillin rashes, SLE, MG with thymoma, dermatomycoses, erythema multiforme, etc - that of pemphigoid in herpes gestationis and epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.


(Last updated October 8th 2014)