Bullous diseases | Dermatology Education Bullous diseases Videos
July 25, 2014

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Wendy Levinbook, M.D.

Wendy Levinbook, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), UConn Medical School

Bullous diseases

Vesicles and bullae are the primary lesions in many diseases. Some are of short duration and are quite characteristic, such as those in poison ivy and herpes zoster. In other diseases, such as erythema multiforme and lichen planus, a blister may or may not occur during the course of the disease. Finally, there is a group of disorders in which bullae are present almost continuously during the period of active disease. These autoimmune blistering diseases tend to be chronic, and many are associated with tissue-bound or circulating antibodies. This series of lectures deals with those disorders.