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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is mucous membrane pemphigoid?

A skin disease which is autoimmune in nature (caused by the body's immune system attacking its own cells).

Symptoms of mucous membrane pemphigoid

  • Blisters

  • Sores or ulcers of the skin

  • Skin blisters that break easily

  • Skin Itching

  • Mouth pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for mucous membrane pemphigoid

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose mucous membrane pemphigoid

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

  • Do you have skin ulcers (sores)?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin that can be easily torn off?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have pain inside your mouth?

Treatment for mucous membrane pemphigoid

Strong creams and medications are usually needed to manage the blisters.

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