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Bulla (Latin) - Bubble
5 terms share this root

A large "bubble" of fluid.

  • A vesicle containing transparent or yellow fluid that is more than 5 millimeters in size.
  • Bullae

    Fluid filled "bubble" or lesion that appear when fluid is trapped under a thin layer of skin

  • A blister that is more than 1cm in diameter
  • Bullous lichen planus

    A skin or mucous membrane disorder resembling lichen with "bubble" formation

    • Bulla (Latin) - Bubble
    • Leikhen (Greek) - What eats around itself
  • Very rare condition
  • Usually forms in the mouth from preexisting lichen planus lesions
  • Bullous pemphigoid

    Autoimmune disorder the causes "bubble" "like" blisters

    • Bulla (Latin) - Bubble
    • Pemphix (Greek) - Bubble
    • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
  • Blisters are in the space between the epidermis and dermis
  • Linear pattern on immunofluorescence
  • Oral mucosa is not involved
  • Tense bullae that do not rupture easily
  • Negative Nikolsky sign... IgG antibodies attack hemidesmosome, which attach cells to the extracellular matrix, in the basement membrane
  • Epidermolysis bullosa

    Group of genetic diseases involving blisters between the "dermis" and "epidermis"

    • Epi (English) - Above, Upon
    • Derma (Greek) - Skin
    • Lysis (Greek) - Destruction, A loosening, setting free, releasing, dissolution
    • Bulla (Latin) - Bubble