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Related to pemphigus vulgaris: pemphigus foliaceus

pem·phi·gus

 (pĕm′fĭ-gəs, pĕm-fī′gəs)
n.
Any of several acute or chronic skin diseases characterized by groups of itching blisters.

[New Latin pemphīgus, from Greek pemphīx, pemphīg-, pustule.]

pem′phi·gous adj.

pemphigus

(ˈpɛmfɪɡəs; pɛmˈfaɪ-)
n
(Pathology) pathol any of a group of blistering skin diseases, esp a potentially fatal form (pemphigus vulgaris) characterized by large blisters on the skin, mucous membranes of the mouth, genitals, intestines, etc, which eventually rupture and form painful denuded areas from which critical amounts of bodily protein, fluid, and blood may be lost. Also (obsolete): pemphix
[C18: via New Latin from Greek pemphix bubble]

pem•phi•gus

(ˈpɛm fɪ gəs, pɛmˈfaɪ-)

n.
a skin disease characterized by blisters and ulcerations.
[1770–80; < New Latin < Greek pémphīx (s. pemphīg-) bubble]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pemphigus - a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membranepemphigus - a skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
acantholysis - a breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus)
Translations

pem·phi·gus

n. L. pénfigo, término usado para definir una variedad de dermatosis, cuya característica común consiste en la manifestación de ampollas que se infectan y revientan.

pemphigus

n pénfigo
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Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare, chronic skin disorder in which the immune system malfunctions and produces antibodies that attack healthy cells in the skin and mucous membranes.
Painful oral and oropharyngeal lesions often precede any cutaneous involvement in pemphigus vulgaris.
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We searched our pathologic archive and retrieved 18 specimens of pemphigus from 15 patients, including 12 cases of pemphigus vulgaris and 6 of pemphigus foliaceus.
Refractory pemphigus vulgaris associated with herpes infection: case report and review.
Serum levels of BAFF are increased in bullous pemphigoid but not in pemphigus vulgaris.
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Fatal amebiasis complicating corticosteroid management of pemphigus vulgaris.
There have been isolated case reports of Steven-Johnson syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Pemphigus Vulgaris.
The relationship ended in 1986 after Harry had nursed Stein for three years as he fought the potentially fatal skin condition Pemphigus Vulgaris.
In two studies, 15 patients with moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris and 7 patients with severe pemphigus foliaceus experienced significant improvement following IVIg therapy, reported Dr.