Several types of pemphigoid differ from one another in terms of the affected areas of the body and duration of action. All types are based on the autoimmune reactions (attack the healthy tissues on its own). This also results in rashes and fluid-filled lesions are visible on the skin. Pemphigoid types are as follows:
Bullous pemphigoid is considered as the most common type of all. The skin blisters are apparent on the surrounding areas of joints of arms, legs and lower abdomen.
Cicatricial pemphigoid is also known as mucous membrane pemphigoid. The blisters appear on the mucous membrane of the following areas of the body.
Most commonly affected areas are mouth and eyes. If these areas are not treated on time, then it may spread to other parts of the body such as the eyes left untreated then it may cause bruising and blindness of eyes.
This type of blisters appears during or after pregnancy, which are usually formed in the second or third trimester. These blisters may be apparent at any time of pregnancy or 6 weeks after delivery on these main parts of the body that are: