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Bullae

Definition

Bullae are large blisters on the skin that are filled with clear fluid. Many different skin conditions can cause bullae to form. They can be caused by infection or inflammation of the skin.

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Bullous pemphigoid, close-up of tense blistersPoison ivy on the kneePoison ivy on the leg

References

Habif TP. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 1.

Habif TP. Vesicular and bullous diseases. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 16.