Vicious rare auto-immune skin disease Bullous Pemphigoid is normally confined to people over 60.
What does BP stand for?
BP stands for Bullous Pemphigoid (skin disease)
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Lichen planus pemphigoides with IgG autoantibodies to the 180kd bullous pemphigoid antigen (type XVII collagen).
Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus with autoantibodies recognizing multiple skin basement membrane components, bullous pemphigoid antigen 1, laminin-5, laminin-6, and type VII collagen.
The problem is either Pemphigus or Bullous Pemphigoid .
For example, patients with a blistering skin disease called bullous pemphigoid should have their serum protein levels checked regularly, to ensure that their protein intake is sufficient.