What is the most frequent cause of mortality in bullous pemphigoid (BP)?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Lawrence S Chan, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Answer

Most mortality associated with bullous pemphigoid occurs secondary to the effects of medications used in treatment. For example, the population at risk for bullous pemphigoid is at an increased risk for comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and heart disease, which treatment may exacerbate.

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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