Bullous pemphigoid is a skin disorder characterized by large blisters.
The cause is not known, but may be related to immune system disorders, certain other diseases, or use of some medications.
Bullous pemphigoid usually occurs in elderly persons and is rare in young people. Symptoms come and go. In most patients, the condition goes away within 6 years.
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