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pemphigoid (pemĀ“fĭ-goid)   resembling pemphigus.
  any of a group of skin disorders similar to but clearly distinguishable from pemphigus.

benign mucosal pemphigoid  cicatricial pemphigoid.

bullous pemphigoid  a usually mild, relatively benign, self-limited blistering skin disease, predominantly affecting elderly persons. Immunoglobulins of the IgG class are found at the basement membrane.

cicatricial pemphigoid  a benign, chronic, subepidermal blistering disease chiefly involving the mucous membranes, especially those of the mouth and eye. It chiefly affects the elderly and heals by scarring, which may lead to slow shrinkage of the affected mucous membranes and connective tissues. In the eye it is called ocular pemphigoid. Called also benign mucosal pemphigoid.

ocular pemphigoid  cicatricial pemphigoid involving the conjunctivae, which eventually may contract and cause blindness.

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