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Blisters 

Blisters
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Blisters
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10.1093/med/9780199208388.003.25
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date: 14 October 2019

Introduction416

Infections causing blisters418

Infestations causing blisters422

Physical and environmental causes422

Drugs423

Inflammatory skin diseases424

Autoimmune blistering diseases426

Genetic causes of blisters428

Neonatal blisters433

Vesiculobullous skin lesions include vesicles, bullae or pustules. Vesicles are small fluid-filled blisters less than 0.5cm in diameter whereas bullae are fluid-filled blisters more than 0.5cm diameter. Pustules are vesicles with a purulent exudate and can represent a primary lesion or a change in a bulla or vesicle. Erosions and ulcers are secondary lesions and occur after loss of part or all of the epidermis, respectively, when a blister ruptures....

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