By Gary M. White, MD
Brunsting-Perry Pemphigoid (BPP) is a variant of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid in which the patient develops bulla and scarring usually in a fixed location on the head and/or neck.
- The blister is subepidermal and may mimic epidermolysis bullosa aquisita or bullous pemphigoid.
- Thus, split-skin or other immunohistologic technique may be necessary to establish the diagnosis.
- Approximately 5% of individuals with the Brunsting-Perry variant will progress to develop classic mucous membrane pemphigoid with scarring mucosal and ocular involvement. This can occur years or even decades after the appearance of the original skin lesions.
See Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid.
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