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Bullous pemphigoid. Close-up of a rash on the skin of an 80-year-old female patient with bullous pemphigoid. This autoimmune skin disease is characterised by the presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) autoantibodies that attack the skin proteins holding skin cells together at the junction between the epidermis and dermis. This attack results in painful, itchy blisters. Treatment involves corticosteroids or immunosuppressants.
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