Systemic autoinflammatory disorders commonly present in the head and neck. Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoinflammatory blistering disorder characterized by deposition of antihemidesmosomal antibodies at the dermal-epidermal junction.1 Classically, patients present with pruritic, tense bullae in a symmetric pattern over the trunk and intertriginous areas. Up to 30% of patients have mucosal involvement, most commonly of the gingiva or buccal mucosa.2
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