ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
If ruptured blisters become infected, this can lead to sepsis — a potentially life-threatening infection that affects your entire body. This serious complication is more likely to occur in older adults who are in generally poor health. Rare forms of pemphigoid involving the mucous membranes of the mouth or eye can lead to scarring.
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