What are the possible comorbidities of bullous pemphigoid (BP)?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Lawrence S Chan, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The population at risk for bullous pemphigoid is at an increased risk for comorbid conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, thromboembolism, and heart diseases, which treatment may exacerbate. [47] Bullous pemphigoid may be linked (directly or indirectly) to neurological disorders. [48, 49] An increase in the occurrence of neurological disorders has been reported in patients affected by bullous pemphigoid, relative to the age-matched and sex-matched general population. [50] However, these findings need to replicated in different populations to clarify this proposed relationship.


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