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Vol. 71, No. 11
ISSN: 1488-2159
December 2005


Blistering Mucocutaneous Diseases of the Oral Mucosa — A Review: Part 1. Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid


• Mark R. Darling , MSc (Dent), MSc (Med), MChD (Oral Path) •
• Tom Daley, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C) •

A b s t r a c t

Oral mucous membranes may be affected by a variety of blistering mucocutaneous diseases. In this paper, we review the clinical manifestations, typical microscopic and mmunofluorescence features, pathogenesis, biological behaviour and treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP). As MMP is a relatively common condition, the general dentist must be able to diagnose, treat and monitor the progress of their affected patients or refer when appropriate.


MeSH Key Words: mouth mucosa; pemphigoid, benign mucous membrane/diagnosis; pemphigoid, benign mucous membrane/therapy
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