Definitions and outcome measures for mucous membrane pemphigoid: recommendations of an international panel of experts.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Mucous membrane pemphigoid encompasses a group of autoimmune bullous diseases with a similar phenotype characterized by subepithelial blisters, erosions, and scarring of mucous membranes, skin, or both. Although knowledge about autoimmune bullous disease is increasing, there is often a lack of clear definitions of disease, outcome measures, and therapeutic end points. With clearer definitions and outcome measures, it is possible to directly compare the results and data from various studies using meta-analyses. This consensus statement provides accurate and reproducible definitions for disease extent, activity, outcome measures, end points, and therapeutic response for mucous membrane pemphigoid and proposes a disease extent score, the Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid Disease Area Index.

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Cited Authors

  • Murrell, DF; Marinovic, B; Caux, F; Prost, C; Ahmed, R; Wozniak, K; Amagai, M; Bauer, J; Beissert, S; Borradori, L; Culton, D; Fairley, JA; Fivenson, D; Jonkman, MF; Marinkovich, MP; Woodley, D; Zone, J; Aoki, V; Bernard, P; Bruckner-Tuderman, L; Cianchini, G; Venning, V; Diaz, L; Eming, R; Grando, SA; Hall, RP; Hashimoto, T; Herrero-González, JE; Hertl, M; Joly, P; Karpati, S; Kim, J; Chan Kim, S; Korman, NJ; Kowalewski, C; Lee, SE; Rubenstein, DR; Sprecher, E; Yancey, K; Zambruno, G; Zillikens, D; Doan, S; Daniel, BS; Werth, VP

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 168 - 174

PubMed ID

  • 25443626

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2014.08.024


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States