Patients with bullous pemphigoid were found to have significant ocular abnormalities. In a group of 18 patients one had conjunctival shrinkage, and 11 of 15 (73%) had positive linear direct immunofluorescence on conjunctival biopsy from a clinically uninvolved site. Our ocular findings in a group of 14 with cicatricial pemphigoid are also reported and compared with those from a control group of 20. Our findings suggest there is overlap between the pemphigoid groups and raise further questions...Expand abstract
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Conjunctival involvement in cicatricial and bullous pemphigoid: a clinical and immunopathological study.
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