Pemphigus vulgaris

Common Name(s)

Pemphigus vulgaris

Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. It occurs almost exclusively in middle-aged or older people. Many cases begin with blisters in the mouth, followed by skin blisters that may come and go. In most cases, the exact cause of pemphigus vulgaris is unknown.  It has rarely been observed in multiple members of the same family. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms and preventing complications. Severe cases are treated similarly to severe burns.

 

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International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation

The IPPF provides direct access to innovative and effective support that promotes the very best health care, improves quality of life, stimulates community resources, advocates for favorable government policies, accelerates the pace of scientific discovery and is the world’s best source of information on pemphigus and pemphigoid. We are compassionate in understanding, tireless in service, and relentless in advocating. One person at a time, we make a difference, building a community of care and hope.

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Pemphigus vulgaris" for support, advocacy or research.

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International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation

The IPPF provides direct access to innovative and effective support that promotes the very best health care, improves quality of life, stimulates community resources, advocates for favorable government policies, accelerates the pace of scientific discovery and is the world’s best source of information on pemphigus and pemphigoid. We are compassionate in understanding, tireless in service, and relentless in advocating. One person at a time, we make a difference, building a community of care and hope.

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Last Updated: 8 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pemphigus vulgaris" returned 266 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Salivary Samples for the Diagnosis of Pemphigus vulgaris Using the BIOCHIP Approach: a Pilot Study.
 

Author(s): Irene Russo, Andrea Saponeri, Anna Michelotto, Mauro Alaibac

Journal: In Vivo. 2017 01;31(1):97-99.

 

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune intraepithelial blistering skin disease characterized by the presence of circulating autoantibodies against desmoglein 3 (DSG3) and desmoglein 1 (DSG1), resulting in loss of the normal epithelial cell-to-cell adhesion, through a process ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2017

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Detection of apoptosis in pemphigus vulgaris by TUNEL technique.
 

Author(s): Juan Carlos Cuevas-Gonzalez, Maria Elisa Vega-Memíje, Francisco Javier García-Vázquez, Marco António Aguilar-Urbano

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;91(3):296-9.

 

Pemphigus is part of a group of blistering diseases that affect the skin and mucous membranes. Based on its autoimmune origin, autoantibodies develop in pemphigus that are directed toward cell surface components of keratinocytes. However, some data cannot be explained, such as the ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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Identification of a Functional Risk Variant for Pemphigus Vulgaris in the ST18 Gene.
 

Author(s): Dan Vodo, Ofer Sarig, Shamir Geller, Edna Ben-Asher, Tsviya Olender, Ron Bochner, Ilan Goldberg, Judith Nosgorodsky, Anna Alkelai, Pavel Tatarskyy, Alon Peled, Sharon Baum, Aviv Barzilai, Saleh M Ibrahim, Detlef Zillikens, Doron Lancet, Eli Sprecher

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Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a life-threatening autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease caused by disruption of intercellular adhesion due to auto-antibodies directed against epithelial components. Treatment is limited to immunosuppressive agents, which are associated with serious ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2016

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The terms "Pemphigus vulgaris" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The dual nature of interleukin-10 in pemphigus vulgaris.
 

Author(s): Michael Jeffrey Cho, Christoph T Ellebrecht, Aimee S Payne

Journal: Cytokine. 2015 Jun;73(2):335-41.

 

The immunomodulatory cytokine interleukin-10 (IL-10) plays beneficial but also potentially detrimental roles in inflammation, infection, and autoimmunity. Recent studies suggest a regulatory role for IL-10-expressing B cells in the autoimmune blistering disease pemphigus vulgaris. ...

Last Updated: 18 May 2015

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[Cutaneous pemphigus vulgaris. A case report].
 

Author(s): Cristina Bello, Luis Mondaca-Cornejo, Cristian Navarrete-Dechent, Sergio González

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2013 Apr;141(4):525-30.

 

Pemphigus is an autoimmune bullous disease that involves skin and mucous membranes caused by autoantibodies against antigens on the surface of keratinocytes. We report a 30-year-old mole presenting with a five months history of pruriginous alopecic and crusted lesions in the scalp, ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2013

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Evidence-based treatments for pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus, and bullous pemphigoid: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Sanjay Singh

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;77(4):456-69.

 

Pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, and epidermolysis bullosa acquisita are autoimmune diseases of skin associated with considerable morbidity and sometimes mortality. There is no cure for these diseases.

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2011

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Study of Efficacy and Safety of VAY736 in Patients With Pemphigus Vulgaris
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pemphigus Vulgaris

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2017

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A Study of PRN1008 in Adult Patients With Pemphigus Vulgaris
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pemphigus Vulgaris

 

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2017

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