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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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 179 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The value of trichoscopy in the differential diagnosis of scalp lesions in pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus.
 

Author(s): Marta Sar-Pomian, Marta Kurzeja, Lidia Rudnicka, Malgorzata Olszewska

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(6):1007-12.

 

Trichoscopy is becoming increasingly popular in diagnosing hair and scalp diseases. Scalp involvement in pemphigus is common. The scalp may be the first or only site of clinical manifestation of the disease.

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Refractory pemphigus vulgaris treated with rituximab and mycophenolate mofetil.
 

Author(s): Stephanie Del Rio Navarrete Biot, Joanna Pimenta de Araujo Franco, Ricardo Barbosa Lima, Henrique Novo Costa Pereira, Luiz Paulo José Marques, Carlos José Martins

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(6):980-4.

 

The main treatment for pemphigus vulgaris are systemic corticosteroids and immunosuppressive agents, but due to adverse reactions and therapeutic failure, new drugs such as rituximab and mycophenolate mofetil have been used. In this case report are described two cases of severe pemphigus ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Evaluation of cases of pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus from a reference service in Pará state, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Carla Andréa Avelar Pires, Viviane Brito Viana, Fernando Costa Araújo, Silvia Ferreira Rodrigues Müller, Miguel Saraty de Oliveira, Francisca Regina Oliveira Carneiro

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(4):556-61.

 

Pemphigusis a bullous, rare and chronic autoimmune disease. There are two major forms of pemphigus: vulgaris and foliaceus. Epidemiological data and clinical outcome in patients diagnosed in the Brazilian Amazon states are still rare.

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2014

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The terms "Pemphigus vulgaris" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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Refractory pemphigus vulgaris associated with herpes infection: case report and review.
 

Author(s): Maria Luiza Figueiredo Braga Brandão, Nurimar C Fernandes, Danielle Pereira de Oliveira Batista, Norma Santos

Journal: Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. ;53(2):113-7.

 

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an autoimmune disease characterized by blistering of the skin and mucosa, which develops due to the interaction between predisposing genetic and environmental factors. Infections caused by members of the Herpesviridae family have been suggested as a possible ...

Last Updated: 3 May 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: 13 Apr 2015

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Last Updated: 16 Mar 2015

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Efficacy and Safety of Ofatumumab in Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pemphigus

 

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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