Blistering diseases clinic

Experience and expertise

The blistering diseases specialty group is made up of experts who help people with disorders of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from autoimmune reactions (autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering diseases).

The right diagnosis

Your visit will include diagnostic tests, including biopsies and special blood tests. One of the diagnostic resources available to Mayo Clinic dermatologists is the Immunodermatology Laboratory, where laboratory specialists interpret biopsies and blood tests. This group also specializes in the development of new tests to advance the care of people with blistering diseases.

A full range of treatment options

Your doctors will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your needs and takes into consideration possible side effects of each treatment option. Your care team will follow up with you to monitor your response to treatment.

Common disorders seen by the blistering diseases specialty group

  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Pemphigoid variants (nonbullous pemphigoid, urticarial pemphigoid, pemphigoid nodularis)
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Linear immunoglobulin A (IgA) bullous dermatosis
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Pemphigus
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
  • Other pemphigus variants (pemphigus erythematosus, pemphigus herpetifomis, pemphigus vegetans, IgA pemphigus)
  • Paraneoplastic autoimmune multiorgan syndrome (PAMS), also known as paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP)

Contact information

  • Phone: 507-284-2536
  • Fax: 507-538-1687