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What causes pemphigus?

Pemphigus is caused by an attack carried out by your body’s immune system on healthy cells. This attack can occur either in your:

  • Skin
  • Mouth
  • Throat
  • Moist tissues lining the inside of your nose, eyelids, anus, genitals, or other areas

The healthy cells are attacked by the body’s immune systems, which mistake the cells to be harmful or foreign bodies invading the body, such as viruses or bacteria. Research is ongoing into the reasons for this mistake by the body’s immune system. Although it is well established that pemphigus is not contagious. More information on this can be given to you when you call Clear Skin on 020 71833648. You can make an appointment to see a certified dermatologist London if you choose.