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  1. J.P.C. Peper

    J.P.C. Peper Bronze Member

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    What's your diagnosis?

    I'll post the correct answer in a couple of days!

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    bullous pemphigoid
     

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    Correct answer:

    Indeed, it's bullous pemphigoid.

    It's an autoimmune disease that usually affects elderly. The bullae are formed by an immune reaction, initiated by the formation of IgG autoantibodies targeting the type XVII collagen component of hemidesmosomes.
     

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    bullous pemphigoid most likely ..if you say so...lol
     

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