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