Related Terms: Acne, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Allergic Disorder, Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis, Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The diagnosis in a broad term is a vesiculobullous disorder of which it is more in favor of bullous pemphigoid or pemphigus vulgaris considering his age. The patient requires detailed ful...  Read Full »
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