Blistering Diseases Clinic Overview

The Blistering Diseases Clinic at Mayo’s campuses in Arizona and Minnesota is made up of experts experienced in helping people with disorders of the skin and mucous membranes resulting from autoimmune reactions (autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering diseases).

Accurate diagnosis

Your visit will include diagnostic tests, such as biopsies and special blood tests. One of the diagnostic resources available to Mayo Clinic skin doctors (dermatologists) is the Immunodermatology Laboratory, where laboratory specialists interpret your biopsy and blood tests. This group also specializes in the development of new tests to advance the care Mayo Clinic offers to 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.

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.

Oct. 11, 2019