Autoimmune Blistering Diseases in Children

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY

Autoimmune Blistering Diseases in Children

Jun
2010
Vol. 29. No. 2
Elena Pope, MD, MSc | Irene Lara-Corrales, MD, MSc

Autoimmune blistering disorders comprise a series of conditions in which autoantibodies
target components of the skin and mucous membranes, leading to blister and bullae
formation. Most conditions in the spectrum of autoimmune blistering disorders are uncommonly
seen in the pediatric population, even the most common ones, such as chronic
bullous disease of childhood and dermatitis herpetiformis; however, they often come into
the differential diagnosis of other more common pediatric entities. In addition, prompt
recognition and treatment avoids unnecessary morbidity and improves ultimate outcome.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 29:85-91 © 2010 Published by Elsevier Inc.

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