bullous pemphigoid

Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) is a concentrate of pooled immunoglobulins derived from plasma donors. Its unique mechanism of action expands the utility of the medication to a variety of conditions. We continue our series, Therapeutic Cheat Sheet, with a closer look at IVIG, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of dermatologic conditions including dermatomyositis, Kawasaki disease, ITP, and …
Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG)
Biologics and Immunomodulators for Immunobullous Diseases
Immunobullous DiseasesAt ODAC 2023, we had the opportunity to learn about the latest in treatments for blistering diseases from Dr. Karl Saardi, Associate Professor and Director of Inpatient Dermatology at George Washington University. We focused on the pemphigus and pemphigoid group of diseases, which we will review and summarize here. Pemphigus The pemphigus group of diseases is characterized by intraepidermal auto …
Immunobullous Diseases
Rituximab-Induced Alopecia Universalis in a Patient With Bullous Pemphigoid
Alopecia areata is a CD8+ T-lymphocyte driven autoimmune disorder leading to reversible hair loss. While most commonly presenting as isolated well-demarcated non-cicatricial alopecic patches on the scalp, subtypes of alopecia areata include alopecia totalis with loss of all scalp hair and alopecia universalis with complete loss of all body hair. Although primarily an idiopathic condition, several …
Omalizumab Therapeutic Cheat Sheet
OmalizumabChronic idiopathic urticaria is urticaria for greater than 6 weeks without an identifiable trigger. Cases relapse in 20% of patients for more than 5 years and be difficult to manage; however, omalizumab is a recently approved option for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria showing beneficial outcomes.1 Omalizumab is an injectable monoclonal antibody that has been FDA approved not just for chr …
Omalizumab
JDD September Issue Highlights | Special Focus: Aesthetic Treatments
The September issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) focuses on aesthetic treatments and features original articles exploring topics such as reconstruction of the glabella and nasal root, perioral rejuvenation with high molecular weight HA and amino acid treatment, blue light and skin health, and many more.  Check out this month’s issue highlights straight from the JDD Editor’s d …