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Pemphigus Pemphigus

An Overview

What is pemphigus?

Pemphigus refers to a genus (a group) of very rare diseases that cause soft blisters on the skin. These blisters break easily. The various types of pemphigus include:

  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
  • Drug-induced pemphigus
  • Fogo selvagem
  • Paraneoplastic pemphigus

The most common pemphigus is pemphigus Vulgaris, occurring in about 70% of people who get pemphigus. Pemphigus foliaceus affects only the skin and develops on the face, scalp, and upper body.

To most people, the blisters appear on their skin, while some other pemphigus cause blisters to form inside the mouth. In a few other types of pemphigus, blisters form on moist tissues that line the inside of the nose and eyes, throat, anus, or genitals. The blisters are extremely soft and break open very easily. When they break, they leave very painful sores, sometimes even in the throat and mouth, causing difficulty in eating and talking. These sores take a long time to heal, and with some cases, they may never heal.

Pemphigus can develop in healthy persons, although modern medicine has made the problem controllable. Visit our Dermatology clinic London for counsel and treatment today or call 020 71833648.