John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Autoantibody serum levels and intensity of pruritus in bullous pemphigoid Volume 26, numéro 4, July-August 2016


Department of Experimental,
Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine,
Division of Dermatology,
Via Massarenti 1, 40138 Bologna,

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune bullous disease characterised by immunoglobulin G (IgG) autoantibodies to BP180 and BP230 [1]. Autoantibodies against BP180 have proved to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of BP, whereas autoantibodies against BP230 are thought not to be involved [2, 3]. Pruritus represents an important symptom in BP. Several authors investigated the association between serum levels of autoantibodies and disease severity [1-8], however, only few studies evaluated [...]