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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

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A blistering inflammatory disease in which acantholysis occurs in the upper part of the spinous zone or granular zone of the epidermis, the result of the process being flaccid blisters that give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Vulgaris

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A blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes that presents itself in the skin first as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic crusts, or both.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

…mostly the trunk is affected, the condition is termed “pemphigus foliaceus,” when mostly the face and upper part of the chest are involved, it is termed “pemphigus erythematosus.” The same malady in Brazil, where it occurs en…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Vulgaris

A blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes that presents itself in the skin first as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic crusts, or both. If widespread and untreated, the disease can be fat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris

A blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes that presents itself in the skin first as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic crusts, or both. If widespread and untreated, the disease can be fat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Foliaceus, Pemphigus Erythematosus: Overview

Overview Pemphigus foliaceus is a relatively benign autoimmune bullous disease associated with the deposition of intercellular antibodies directed against desmoglien 1. The therapeutic approach differs significantly from that for pemphigus vulgaris;…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

…ications of immunosuppression and high-dose steroid therapy. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Paraneoplastic pemphigus is associated with an underlying malignancy (usually lymphoma) or with Castleman’s disease (especially in children). It is very refr…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Hailey-Hailey Disease

…ease is notoriously refractory to therapy. The name originally given to the condition by the brothers Hailey, familial benign chronic pemphigus, is misleading because the disease bears no relation to either pemphigus vulgaris or pemphigus foliaceus….

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Paraneoplastic Pemphigus?

…;In summary, we suggest the following five criteria to define paraneoplastic pemphigus: painful mucosal erosions and a polymorphous skin eruption, with popular lesions progressing to blisters and erosive lesions affecting the trunk, extremities, and…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Paraneoplastic pemphigus

Paraneoplastic pemphigus Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Elderly persons who suffer from a malignant neoplastic process such as lymphoma, leukemia, thymoma, or Castleman’s disease Distribution of lesions Widespread; usually severe invol…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Pemphigus vulgaris vs. Grover’s disease, pemphigus vulgaris-like

…ease is notoriously refractory to therapy. The name originally given to the condition by the brothers Hailey, familial benign chronic pemphigus, is misleading because the disease bears no relation to either pemphigus vulgaris or pemphigus foliaceus….

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