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Circulating Bullous Pemphigoid Autoantibodies in the Setting of Negative Direct Immunofluorescence Findings for Bullous Pemphigoid: A Single-Center Retrospective Review.

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Summary of "Circulating Bullous Pemphigoid Autoantibodies in the Setting of Negative Direct Immunofluorescence Findings for Bullous Pemphigoid: A Single-Center Retrospective Review."

Bullous pemphigoid (BP) autoantibody levels are generally elevated in patients with BP but can be present nonspecifically in patients without BP.

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Name: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
ISSN: 1097-6787
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