Other Names for this Disease
- Benign chronic familial pemphigus of Hailey-Hailey
- Benign chronic pemphigus
- Benign familial pemphigus
- Familial benign chronic pemphigus
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 Hailey-Hailey disease is caused by mutations in the ATP2C1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing flares.Hailey-Hailey disease is a hereditary blistering skin disease. Signs and symptoms include a painful rash and blistering in skin folds such as the armpits, groin, neck, under the breasts, and between the buttocks. Secondary bacterial infections are not uncommon. Symptoms are often worse in summer months due to heat, sweating and friction.
Last updated: 5/14/2014
- Hailey-Hailey disease. DermNet NZ. December 29, 2013; http://www.dermnetnz.org/systemic/familial-pemphigus.html. Accessed 5/14/2014.
- Benign chronic pemphigus. Genetics Home Reference. May, 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/benign-chronic-pemphigus. Accessed 5/14/2014.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
- Genetics Home Reference contains information on Hailey-Hailey disease. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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