Blistering Diseases Clinic Overview

The Blistering Diseases Clinic is made up of experts experienced in helping people with reactions of the skin and mucous membranes related to dysfunction of the immune system (autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering diseases).

The first step is an accurate diagnosis

Your visit might typically include diagnostic tests, such as biopsies and special blood tests. One of the diagnostic resources available to our dermatologists is the Immunodermatology Laboratory, where laboratory specialists interpret your biopsy and blood tests. This group also specializes in developing new tests to advance the care Mayo Clinic offers to people with blistering diseases.

A full range of treatment options

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

Conditions treated

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

Active clinical studies

This group is active in clinical studies related to blistering diseases.

Sept. 22, 2023