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Project: Autoimmune Bullous Diseases in Sweden

Autoimmune bullous diseases are chronic, blistering diseases of the skin. The two most important are pemphigus vulgaris and bullous pemphigoid. Bullous pemphigoid is the most common.

We do not know how common bullous diseases are in Sweden or if there is an increasing incidence here, as seen in other European countries. Bullous diseases are typically present in the elderly. Our aims are to study the incidence and prevalence of autoimmune bullous diseases in Sweden, focusing mainly on bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris. We will investigate comorbidity and mortality in these patients. We will also compare the survival time between those treated with methotrexate compared with prednisolone.

Collaborations: Kristofer Thorslund, PhD, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Professor Berndt Stenberg, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, and The Swedish Dermato-Epidemiology Network (SweDEN).

Financing

  • Hudfonden
  • Stiftelsen Sigurd och Elsa Goljes minnesfond

Contact

Carina Grönhagen