Autoimmune bullous diseases with skin and eye involvement: Cicatricial pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, and pemphigus paraneoplastica

Karen C. Broussard, Theresa G. Leung, Ahmadreza Moradi, Jennifer E. Thorne, Jo David Fine

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Abstract

Autoimmune blistering diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders that mostly affect the skin and mucous membranes. Occasionally, other organ systems may be involved, depending on the unique pathophysiology of each disease. Cicatricial pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, and paraneoplastic pemphigus are distinct entities, but all have the potential to have cutaneous and ocular involvement. Awareness and early recognition of ocular involvement in these diseases is important given the increased risk for vision loss and blindness with delay in management.Several skin diseases may be associated with involvement of the external eye. The most common autoimmune diseases are cicatricial pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, and paraneoplastic pemphigus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-213
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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