Chapter 9. Bullous Diseases

  1. Richard P. J. B. Weller MD, FRCP (Edin) Senior Lecturer1,
  2. John A. A. Hunter OBE, BA, MD, FRCP (Edin) Professor Emeritus of Dermatology2,
  3. John A. Savin MA, MD, ChB, FRCP, DIH Former Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Mark V. Dahl BA, MD Professor of Dermatology former Chairman Professor Emeritus4,5

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch9

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Weller, R. P. J. B., Hunter, J. A. A., Savin, J. A. and Dahl, M. V. (2008) Bullous Diseases, in Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK

  4. 4

    College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146630

Online ISBN: 9781444300086

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Keywords:

  • bullous diseases;
  • vesicles and bullae - epidermal fluid accumulations;
  • chronic bullous diseases of immunological origin;
  • pemphigus vulgaris - skin flaccid blisters;
  • subcorneal pustular dermatosis;
  • scalded skin syndrome;
  • subepidermal immunobullous disorders;
  • pemphigoid gestationis (herpes gestationis);
  • autosomal recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa;
  • junctional epidermolysis bullosa

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bullous disorders of immunological origin

  • Other causes of subcorneal and intra-epidermal blistering

  • Subepidermal immunobullous disorders

  • Other causes of subepidermal blisters

  • Epidermolysis bullosa (also known as the mechanobullous disorders)

  • Further reading