Pemphigoid

There are various types of pemphigoid. Bullous pemphigoid is the most common type, characterized by large, tense blisters which occur in the elderly around the armpits and inner thighs. It can become generalized. It requires systemic treatment and the expertise of a trained dermatologist. Cicatricial pemphigoid (benign mucous membrane pemphigoid) is a more rare form of pemphigoid which can have serious implications. It is characterized by non-healing sores around the gums and sides of mouth. It can also involve the nose and back of throat. Particularly ominous, however, is involvement of the eyes which can lead to scarring and blindness. There are many treatments for both forms of pemphigoid and their variations, including system steroids, Dapsone, and other immunosuppressants are often required. Dr. Crotty has an interest in blistering disorders of the skin, including pemphigoid, and has many years experience in treating these disorders.