Bullous Diseases

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In-depth reviews of several selected blistering diseases that are important clinically or are particularly difficult to deal with, including both autoimmune and non-autoimmune diseases. For each, details the epidemiology, histology, clinical expressions and course, variants, and differential diagnoses; reviews the underlying etiology and pathogenesis; and reports on relevant laboratory studies. Designed to aid practitioners in diagnosis and treatment, and to contribute to the literature for researchers. Includes four pages of color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

1 Laboratory Approach to the Evaluation of Vesiculobullous Disorders 3
2 Bullous Pemphigoid 25
3 Pemphigus: Vulgaris, Foliaceus, and Paraneoplastic 52
4 Autoimmunity to Type VII Collagen: Features and Role in Basement Membrane Injury 75
5 IgA-Mediated Autoimmune Blistering Diseases 97
6 Vesiculobullous Disorders of Pregnancy: Herpes Gestationis and Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy 121
7 Inherited Epidermolysis Bullosa 135
8 Erythema Multiforme 163
9 Blisters as a Manifestation of Altered Metabolism 190
Index 212
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