Chapter 57. Acquired Subepidermal Bullous Diseases

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Gudula Kirtschig MD Consultant Dermatologist1,
  2. Nonhlanhla P. Khumalo MBChB, FCDerm, PhD Dermatologist2,
  3. Vanessa Venning BM, BCh, DM, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Fenella Wojnarowska DM, FRCP Professor of Dermatology3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch57

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kirtschig, G., Khumalo, N. P., Venning, V. and Wojnarowska, F. (2008) Acquired Subepidermal Bullous Diseases, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch57

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, VU Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Division of Dermatology, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University, of Cape Town, South Africa

  3. 3

    Department of Dermatology, The Churchill, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • bullous pemphigoid (BP);
  • crusted erosions and large hemorrhagic bullae;
  • combination treatment and corticosteroid monotherapy effect;
  • mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) - acquired autoimmune bullous disease;
  • tetracyclines and nicotinamide;
  • azathioprine and plasma exchange benefits - assessment difficult;
  • antimicrobials and nonantibiotic properties;
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline and Embase and RCTs;
  • Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bullous pemphigoid

  • Mucous membrane pemphigoid

  • Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita

  • Question

  • References