Bullous pemphigoid of childhood - Skin
Bullous pemphigoid is a chronic autoimmune, sub-epidermal, vesiculobullous disease that is rarely seen in infants and children. (It is most frequently seen in the elderly.) The disease can occur anywhere, including the oral mucosa. In infants, it may predominate on the palms and soles.
On one end of the spectrum, the disease can be severe and generalized, and patients can feel quite ill; on the other end of the spectrum, patients can have a few asymptomatic bullae in localized areas (eg, on the legs).
In some instances, early bullous pemphigoid lesions will appear as pruritic urticarial papules and plaques.
The condition is often self-limiting, but it can take months to years to resolve.
L12.0 – Bullous pemphigoid
402439006 – Childhood bullous pemphigoid
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