All common blistering diseases are treated, including: • Pemphigus vulgaris • Pemphigus foliaceus • Bullous pemphigoid • Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) • Oral pemphigoid (OP) • Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) • Epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) • Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) • Linear IgA bullous disease (LABD) • Any other blistering disease • Patients with complex medical dermatology problems


Highly qualified group of consultants in: • Oral medicine & surgery • Ophthalmology • ENT • Gastroenterology • Gynecology • Anal surgery • Psychiatry • Psychotherapy • Dietitian • Physiotherapy


Available drugs and therapies include: • Systemic corticosteroids • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (Dapsone, Sulfasalazine) • Antibiotics (Minocycline, Cleocin) • Immunosuppressive agents (azathioprine, mycophenolate mofetil, methotrexate, cyclophosphamide) • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) • Rituximab

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
American Baptist minister & activist
Center for Blistering diseases

Center for Blistering Diseases

The Center for Blistering Diseases has a unique infusion suite where biologic agents such as IVIG & Rituximab are provided in a friendly home environment, in first class airplane seats that can become a bed. Patients can relax or sleep. No need to visit a hospital or separate infusion center. The infusions are given by computerized pumps (not hung from poles) to allow patients to move freely.

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Complete evaluation of patients, including:

• Influence of presence of other diseases

• Drug interaction, if on medications

• Appropriate biopsies (DIF)

Center for Blistering Diseases Infusion Suite
Center for Blistering Diseases Waiting Room

Insurance Coverage

The Center has a longstanding reputation with most insurance companies to get approval for most drugs and biologic therapies (IVIg and rituximab). Insurance companies from states outside New England have given permission and authorization for treatment.

Service Area

The Center for Blistering Diseases offers a unique model suite serving Boston, New England, 31 U.S.states and 18 different countires.