Therapeutic Approaches to Patients with Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid

A. Shadi Kourosh, Kim B. Yancey

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The therapeutic approach to mucous membrane pemphigoid is site specific, with the goal of preserving function for patients with chronic and treatment-resistant disease. The involvement of certain mucosal sites (ie, ocular, laryngeal, esophageal, nasopharyngeal, and anogenital) is high risk and warrants more aggressive intervention. Control of the disease must be balanced with minimizing the sequelae of long-term exposure to systemic glucocorticosteroids and/or other immunosuppressives. Timely interventions and multidisciplinary management are essential in preventing disability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-641
Number of pages5
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011


  • Glucocorticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressives
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Mucosal sites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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