Oral cavity & oropharynx

Inflammatory / immune mediated (noninfectious)

Pemphigus vulgaris

Topic Completed: 1 January 2013

Minor changes: 12 October 2020

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Charu Thakral, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Autoimmune disease with antigen antibody complexes at desmosomes; produces vesicles and bullae prone to rupture, leaving erosions covered with exudate
Case reports
  • 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

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