Oral cavity
Dermatologic conditions
Pemphigus vulgaris

Author: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 April 2018, last major update January 2013

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PubMed Search: Pemphigus vulgaris[TI] oral cavity[mh]

Cite this page: Thakral, C. Pemphigus vulgaris. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitypemphigus.html. Accessed October 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Autoimmune disease with antigen antibody complexes at desmosomes; produces vesicles and bullae prone to rupture, leaving erosions covered with exudate
Case reports
Treatment
  • Steroids
Clinical images

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36 year old woman:

Intra oral lesion

After 15 days


52 year old woman:

Erosive lesions

Erythematous gingivae

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Intraepithelial blister with acantholysis and chronic inflammation
Microscopic (histologic) images

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36 year old woman

52 year old woman