Symptoms of Bullous Pemphigoid
Bullous Pemphigoid is a rare skin disorder that causes rashes and blistering.
Symptoms of the condition include:
- Blistering on the arms, legs, abdomen, and mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals.
- Red rash (develops before blistering).
- Large, fluid-filled blisters (usually clear, may contain blood).
- Skin around blisters appears normal, slightly red, or dark.
- Sensitive and painful ruptured blisters.
- Hives and itching.
A physician or dermatologist diagnoses Pemphigoid by performing a biopsy of the affected area.
What are DPP-4 Inhibitors and How Do They Work?
DPP-4 inhibitors are medications that, when used in combination with diet and exercise, can lower blood sugar in adults suffering from type 2 diabetes.
The FDA approved the first DPP-4 inhibitor, Januvia, in 2006.
DPP-4 inhibitors work in an entirely different way than other diabetes medications, which inhibit an enzyme in the gut that breaks down the hormones that help lower blood glucose.
DPP-4 inhibitors inactivate hormones called incretins in the gut, promoting higher levels of incretins to keep blood glucose in the normal range, particularly after meals.