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Who discovered bullous pemphigoid?

Who discovered bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous pemphigoid: Walter Lever described it in 1965. See: http://www. Nature. Com/milestones/skinbio3/full/skinbio20082a.html ...Read more

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Are there usually many symptoms when you have bullous pemphigoid?

Are there usually many symptoms when you have bullous pemphigoid?

Bullous skin lesions: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bullous-pemphigoid/home/ovc-20157298 ...Read more

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How to treat bullous pemphigoid from bacteria?

How to treat bullous pemphigoid from bacteria?

Bullous pemphigoid: This is an acute or chronic autoimmune skin disease, in which there is formation of blisters, known as bullae, at the space between the skin layers epidermis and dermis. It is classified as a type ii hypersensitivity reaction. It is not caused by bacteria, but there is always the possibility of secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Prednisone60mg/5days, & Promethazine25mg for Bullous Pemphigoid. Med has caused rash popping up all over, even hands/feet. How to treat? (see pics).

Prednisone60mg/5days, & Promethazine25mg for Bullous Pemphigoid. Med has caused rash popping up all over, even hands/feet. How to treat? (see pics).

See a dermatologist: Promethazine (phenergan) is of no use for bullous pemphigoid and will do nothing except sedate you. "Rash popping up all over" is too vague a description for any opinion. BP is very serious. How was the diagnosis established? Have you been exposed to other meds? You need immediate attention not available on line. Be sure the DR understands it is URGENT when you call. ...Read more

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I have SLE, & Bullous Pemphigoid (blisters). What would be good to raise low platelets? (Med &/or foods, vitamins)?

I have SLE, & Bullous Pemphigoid (blisters). What would be good to raise low platelets? (Med &/or foods, vitamins)?

Low Plt: Your medication list doesn't have the common medications that cause low Plts. SLE is a common cause. Therapy for low plts is determining cause and treating the same. Would talk to your Rheumatologist and determine how low are the numbers and not all low numbers needs therapy. A blood specialist can look at your blood smear slide and offer a great input. But remember not all number need therapy. ...Read more

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Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual?

Ross River Virus Jan2014, subsequent rash & pernicious anaemia. Rash appears to be BULLOUS PEMPHIGOLD. Topical ointment NOVASONE largely ineffectual?

Ouch!: If you haven't, see a Dermatologist - here's good info: http://www. Dermnet. Com/videos/bullous-diseases/autoimmune-blistering-diseases-of-the-basement-membrane-zone/bullous-pemphigoid-treatment/
You may need systemic corticosteroids but they have some bad side EFX. I hope it helps! Wish I could say 'No worries'. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bullous pemphigoid?

What is the treatment for bullous pemphigoid?

Complicated: When bullous pemphigoid involves the eye structures, systemic immune drugs are given. Locally, eye structures may need placental tissue or similar graft material to replace scarred eye tissue. This can be very severe! ...Read more

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What are the best antibiotics to treat Bullous Pemphigoid?

What are the best antibiotics to treat Bullous Pemphigoid?

No antibiotics: Bullous pemphigoid is due to antibodies to skin and is usually treated with steroids. It is not an infection. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bullous-pemphigoid/basics/definition/CON-20028528 ...Read more

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What is bullous pemphigoid and what is the treatment? Is this life threatening?

What is bullous pemphigoid and what is the treatment? Is this life threatening?

Autoimmune disorde: BP is likely an autoimmune disorder and can be dangerous depending on the type you have. You need to seek attention from a rheumatologist and appropriate surgeon if diagnosis hasn't been made for biopsy. Many people need to take medications for this ...Read more

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I have been taking minicin for about two years and have weakness upper and lower body. Minicin is for Bullous pemphagoid. R/o DILE?

I have been taking minicin for about two years and have weakness upper and lower body. Minicin is for Bullous pemphagoid. R/o DILE?

Minocin (minocycline) In bullous p: It depends on if it is localized or widespread but often times corticosteroids can help. If your doctor decides to start you on steroids make sure they are tapered off and not just discontinued. Minocin (minocycline) is a type of tetracycline that can also help increase recovery and help the taper of steroids quicker. Minocin (minocycline) has many side effects and may be the cause of the weakness you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Is bullous emphysema painful?

Is bullous emphysema painful?

Not typically: In general emphasema, including bullous emphasema, is uncomfortable and people feel short of breath but it is not usually painful. ...Read more

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What is emphysematous bullous lung disease?

What is emphysematous bullous lung disease?

COPD: Emphysema and obstructive lung disease cause air to be trapped cause air spaces to expand. They look like balloon like structures that may make breathing difficult. ...Read more

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How long does bullous myringitis last?

How long does bullous myringitis last?

Same as: Ordinary middle ear infection. With proper antibiotic treatment, resolution is expected within 10 days. ...Read more

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Is cicatricial pemphigoid contagious? I was just diagnosed with oral cicatricial pemphigoid, and am concerned about passing it on to my wife and children. Is this how it can spread? .

Is cicatricial pemphigoid contagious? I was just diagnosed with oral cicatricial pemphigoid, and am concerned about passing it on to my wife and children. Is this how it can spread? .

In: In a word, no. It is an autoimmune disease and is not due to some bacteria, virus or fungus that can be transmitted to other individuals.

Cicatricial pemphigoid (CP) refers to a group of rare chronic autoimmune blistering diseases that predominately affects the mucous membranes, including the conjunctiva of the eye, and occasionally the skin. Patients with cutaneous involvement present with tense blisters and erosions, often on the head and the neck or at sites of trauma. Scarring of the mucous membranes is common, hence the designation cicatricial, which can lead to decreased vision, blindness, and hoarseness or airway obstruction.

This is an autoimmune diseases where environmental factors combined with genetic susceptibility lead to development of autoantibodies. These autoantibioties attack normal tissues causing a separation of the outer layers of the mucosa. This then fills with fluid causing the blisters which ultimately pop exposing the underlying tissues. This leads to scarring (cicatrix) and is responsible for its destructive activity.

Patients with mild localized disease may benefit from topical steroids. For more involved lesions the steroied may be directly injected into the affected tissues. Patients with more extensive disease and progressive scarring require systemic.

Ref: medscape. ...Read more

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What exactly is bullous emphysema?

What exactly is bullous emphysema?

Big spaces: Emphasema comes in a variety of different subtypes - in bullous emphysema, lung tissue is destroyed and leaves behind large spaces that don't contribute to gas exchange. Sometimes these spaces can get infected (bullitis) or they can press down on healthy lung preventing it from functioning (removing these is the basis for lung volume reduction surgery as a therapy in copd). ...Read more

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What does bullous emphysema changes mean?

What does bullous emphysema changes mean?

XR or CT: This diagnosis is specific findings seen in imaging only and can not be made on clinical basis alone. It means there are destroyed areas in the lung that cause coalescence of the walls of the alveoli and instead of small spaces, we see the big spaces or bags of air with less total surface area and by their sizes can push on other areas of the lungs. ...Read more

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Is bullous emphysema the same as regular?

Is bullous emphysema the same as regular?

Similar: Bullous emphysema is a radiologic finding seen in emphysema. Some of the destruction that occurs in emphysema can merge producing large bullae. ...Read more

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Bullous impetigo diagnosed for 4 month old baby. How serious is this?

Bullous impetigo diagnosed for 4 month old baby. How serious is this?

Generally not: Bulbous impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually treated with antibiotics by mouth or topical cream if there are just a few lesions. If the baby starts a fever, becomes very irritable or the lesions become large and widespread, he needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I am flying in 4 weeks and currently have an incredibly painful bullous myringitis. Is it better to heal or pop. How long does it take to heal?

Bullies myrimgitis: Get some Flonase and pop your ears 30 to 40 times a day. This should help you improve in the next week or so. 2/3rds of ear infections will clear in a month. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with bullous pemphagoid earlier this year. Due to the nature of the disease is the flu shot something to be avoided? Thank u

My husband was diagnosed with bullous pemphagoid earlier this year. Due to the nature of the disease is the flu shot something to be avoided? Thank u

Depends: If he is on medication that lowers body immunity (disease fighting capacity) like steroid or methotrexate etc he should avoid the live influenza vaccine that is given as nasal spray. For injectable flu shot there is no problem. In fact he should take it because for him we wanted to avoid any other intercurrent illness. ...Read more

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Is it true that bullous lung disease surgery dangerous?

Is it true that bullous lung disease surgery dangerous?

Yes.: To an extent, all surgery is dangerous. Surgery on the lungs has inherent risks. These risks are related to age, other illnesses (like heart disease), your overall conditioning, lung function, and the exact procedure planned. These factors are best addressed with a physician familiar with you, your condition, and the possible treatments. ...Read more

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Has anyone got any information on a condition called bullous emphysema? What is it?

Has anyone got any information on a condition called bullous emphysema? What is it?

Big air pockets: When patients smoke, they can develop emphysema. Sometimes the emphysema is such that the patient makes large air pockets that can compress the "normal" lung tissue and thus make the patient short of breath. A bulli, is air trapped inside the lung that cannot come out. Is like having a balloon (bleb) that can continue to inflate overtime inside your chest. Surgery at times can be an option. ...Read more

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I have had this for a month now and it doesn't feel like it's getting any better - Bullous myringitis. I am currently applying antibiotic drops in my?

Bullous myringitis: I would generally treat this oral prednisone, 20mg twice a day for 5 to 7 days, either zithromax or ciprofloxicin, possibly ciprodex ear drops. This entity can cause residual hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus and other symptoms. Should be seeing ENT. Get audiogram. ...Read more

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My CT scan incidentally found bullous disease to left apex. I'm a 29 year old smoker. Should this raise great concern to me?

My CT scan incidentally found bullous disease to left apex. I'm a 29 year old smoker. Should this raise great concern to me?

Bullous disease=: emphysema, which, depending on the severity, can lead to significant morbidity. The damage is not reversible but can and will get worse with continued smoking. See your doc to have your lungs and pulmonary function evaluated, and take steps to stop smoking. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed with bullous emphysema from her general practioner. Should she go see a specialist for this?

My mom was diagnosed with bullous emphysema from her general practioner. Should she go see a specialist for this?

Yes: She probably should be evaluated by a pulmonologist for this. That way she can get a definitive measurement of her lung function and help determine whether she needs surgery intervention. ...Read more

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Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.

Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.

Stetchy research: There is some sketchy research and documented experiences of MDs using low dose naltrexone for this purpose with success. Naltrexone is largely without any complications (unless you regularly take narcotic pain medication - in which case skip it.) Since there is almost no downside it is worth a try if traditional treatment is not giving you satisfaction. ...Read more