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Bullous pemphigoid, close-up of tense blisters
Bullous pemphigoid, close-up of tense blisters


Poison ivy on the knee
Poison ivy on the knee


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Poison ivy on the leg


Bullae

Definition:

Bullae are large blisters  on the skin that are filled with clear fluid. They can be caused by many different skin conditions.



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What to expect at your health care provider's office:



References:

Habif TM. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.




Review Date: 11/20/2012
Reviewed By: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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