16th October 2019

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What is mucous membrane disease?

Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a group of rare chronic autoimmune disorders characterized by blistering lesions that primarily affect the various mucous membranes of the body. The mucous membranes of the mouth and eyes are most often affected.

Thereof, what is considered a mucous membrane?

A mucous membrane or mucosa is a membrane that lines various cavities in the body and covers the surface of internal organs. It consists of one or more layers of epithelial cells overlying a layer of loose connective tissue.

What is benign mucous membrane pemphigoid?

Cicatricial pemphigoid (also known as "Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid", "MMP", "Benign mucosal pemphigoid," "Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid," "Ocular pemphigus," and "Scarring pemphigoid") is a rare chronic autoimmune subepithelial blistering disease characterized by erosive skin lesions of the mucous membranes and skin

Is mucous membrane pemphigoid contagious?

Pemphigoid (or mucous membrane pemphigoid) is an autoimmune disease caused by an overactive immune system which reacts against parts of the body such as the mouth, nose, throat, skin and sometimes the eyes. T s he condition is not contagious and cannot be passed onto another person.
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