These guidelines were prepared for the British Association of Dermatologists Therapy Guidelines and Audit subcommittee. The members are N.H.Cox (Chairman), A.V.Anstey, C.B.Bunker, M.J.D.Goodfield, A.S.Highet, D.Mehta, R.H.Meyrick Thomas and J.K.Schofield.
Guidelines for the management of bullous pemphigoid
Article first published online: 9 AUG 2002
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 147, Issue 2, pages 214–221, August 2002
How to Cite
Wojnarowska, F., Kirtschig, G., Highet, A.S., Venning, V.A. and Khumalo, N.P. (2002), Guidelines for the management of bullous pemphigoid. British Journal of Dermatology, 147: 214–221. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2133.2002.04835.x
- Issue published online: 9 AUG 2002
- Article first published online: 9 AUG 2002
- Accepted for publication 9 January 2002
Summary These guidelines have been prepared for dermatologists on behalf of the British Association of Dermatologists. They present evidence-based guidance for treatment, with identification of the strength of evidence available at the time of preparation of the guidelines and a brief overview of epidemiological aspects, diagnosis and investigation. The guidelines reflect data available from Medline, Embase, the Cochrane library, literature searches and the experience of the authors of managing patients with bullous pemphigoid in special and general clinics for over 10 years. However, caution should be exercised in interpreting the data obtained from the literature because only six randomized controlled trials are available involving small groups of patients.