Mucous membrane pemphigoid
Cicatricial pemphigoid is a rare autoimmune disease, discovered in 2002, that causes blistering of the mucous membranes. This blistering is due to autoantibodies binding to anchoring filaments of the epidermis. A common mucous membrane that is affected is the conjunctiva of the eye. Other areas that can be affected include the skin, nose, mouth, and genitals.
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Typical Age of onset
- Eye sensitivity
- Lesions that lead to scar tissue
- Nutritional deficiencies and weight loss
- Nose bleeds
- Pain passing urine
- Adhesions causing narrowing of the vaginal opening