by Adriana Brooks
How It Hurts The Body..
- pemphogiod is grouped as a subepidermal
- mostly known in woman over the age of 60
- different types of this condition may be treated differently
- these blisters are found in the inner thighs, stomach/lower abdominal, groin, upper thighs or any area of skin that may fold or crease
- these blisters can grow to many centimeters large
- blisters may appear to have a crust around them
How It Hurts The Body..
- this blistering disease that attacks the epidermis and the mucosa
- this condition can grow for years
- scaring from this disease in the mucous membrane can lead to disability
- prevention varies with the different steins of the disease
What Is It?
- fluid filled blisters on skin
- typically on skin that moves or rubs
- elderly people are more likely to get it
- can also be found in any age, any race in males and females
- there are around 7-10 new cases every year
- during the "non-blistering" stage, it can be very hard to diagnose
- in the "non-blistering" stage, the skin may appear elevated and red
- visibly large blister (will not break when touched)
- the fluid is normally clear, but also can have blood inside
- the skin around the blister may seem completely normal, or have red spots around them
- can seem very itchy around the blisters
- thin tissue under the epidermis is attacked by your immune system
- the immune system mistakes this tissue as harmful and tries to destroy it
- can be triggered by some medications being taken
- also can be triggered by Ultraviolet Light Therapy or radiation
- medication is given to stop the immune system from attacking the tissue
- can be life threatening to the elderly
- the risk of getting these blisters increases with age, as a person becomes more wrinkly
- if the blisters rupture and get infected, it can lead to Sepsis that can be life threatening
- minimum sunlight
- wear protective clothing
Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
What Is It..
- it is a Chronic Autoimmune disorder
- blistering that affects the mucous membranes inside the body
- woman are more likely to end up with this disease then men
- the blistering can affect the skin
- mouth and eye membranes are most commonly affected
- nose, throat and other membranes through out the body can be affected
- different sites of the body with this disease may have different symptoms
- the blistering may heal, but sometimes can leave a scar
- depending on where the scars occur, could lead to serious damages to the eyes and throat
- hygiene inside the mouth
- regular visits to the doctor
- less sun exposure to the mouth and eyes
MUCOUS MEMBRANE PEMPHIGOID - ORAL CAVITY..
What Is It..
- a rare Autoimmune Bullous Dermatosis can occur while being pregnant
- starts off as an itchy rash then turns into the blisters
- start to show late into pregnancy, but can form any time during pregnancy
- most commonly appear around the stomach area around the belly button and lower back
- can spread around the body
- 2-4 weeks the large blisters form
- these blisters can flare during or shortly after delivery
- this type of blister in most cases go away shortly after having the baby
- some don't have blisters, just a raised itchy patch
- originally thought of as being herpes gestationis because of the blisters looking so closely to the blisters that form during the herpes virus
- symptoms can be blistering, itchy red spots and raised red spots
- a skin biopsy is needed to diagnose
- sometimes can be diagnosed by a blood sample
- the main purpose of treatment is to stop the itching and prevent blisters from forming
- little medication is used to stop the itching, but does not hurt the baby
- after the baby is born, more effective doses can be used to fully get rid of the disease
Different Stages of Pemphigoid Gestationis
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