Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid Cicatricial Pemphigoid
Background Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP), also known as cicatricial pemphigoid, is a serious, autoimmune, blistering disorder that can result in blindness and other complications as a result of scarring of the mucous membranes. Effective treatment modalities are often toxic.
What is the difference between bullous pemphigoid and mucous membrane pemphigoid?
What triggers mucous membrane pemphigoid?
Is mucous membrane pemphigoid life threatening?
What is the treatment for mucous membrane pemphigoid?
Severe disease may require systemic immunosuppression with dapsone or prednisone or sometimes high-dose prednisone with immunosuppressants (eg, azathioprine, mycophenolate, cyclophosphamide, rituximab) and IV immune globulin.
What is cicatricial pemphigoid?
What causes ocular cicatricial pemphigoid?
Can mucous membrane pemphigoid be cured?
Is cicatricial pemphigoid a genetic disorder?
Does pemphigoid go away?
Is mucous membrane pemphigoid contagious?
How long does it take for mucous membrane to heal?
Does pemphigus cause fatigue?
How do you heal mucus membranes?
How do you get pemphigoid?
How does pemphigoid affect the eyes?
Typical symptoms include redness, pain, tearing, and sensitivity to light. The inflammatory lesions on the ocular surface may result in scarring, loss of tear film, adhesions of the lids to the eyeball, corneal ulcers, and perforation.
What does Cicatricial mean?
What is Cicatricial?
How is cicatricial pemphigoid diagnosed?
How common is ocular cicatricial pemphigoid?
What are the symptoms of ocular cicatricial pemphigoid?
- eye redness.
- mucous discharge in your eyes.
- ulcers in your conjunctiva, mouth, genitals, and anus.
- hoarseness and difficulty swallowing.