Minimizing Complications in Autoimmune Blistering Diseases

Tiffany Clay, Amit G. Pandya

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Abstract

Autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBD) often require high-dose corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents for adequate control. These diseases cause significant morbidity but treatment can also lead to side effects and complications. This article reviews the supportive management of AIBD and the management of corticosteroid-induced side effects. The prevention and management of secondary effects from some of the more commonly used steroid-sparing agents for AIBD are summarized. Clinicians must be familiar with this information to optimally manage patients with AIBD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-583
Number of pages7
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • Corticosteroids
  • Emotional impact
  • Management
  • Skin lesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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