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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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Rare described variants are pemphigus herpetiformis, IgA pemphigus, drug-induced pemphigus and paraneoplastic pemphigus. The introduction of dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide pulse (DCP) therapy for the pemphigus group of disorders by Pasricha et al.2 in 1982 has revolutionized the therapy of pemphigus in India.
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) and paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) are the most common diseases in the pemphigus group that may affect the oral mucosa (1).
For nonclassical pemphigus (paraneoplastic pemphigus, pemphigus herpetiformis, and Pveg), the antibodies to desmosomal proteins may be different from classical pemphigus including antibodies to desmocollins (Dsc) and periplakin [22-25].
Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma is associated with paraneoplastic pemphigus (6,7) and Castleman disease.
There are four major types of pemphigus distinguished by their clinical features, autoantibodies, and laboratory findings: pemphigus vulgaris, pemphigus foliaceus, IgA pemphigus, and paraneoplastic pemphigus. Their associated risks of morbidity and mortality vary widely.
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP), an acantholytic mucocutaneous syndrome, has a universal association with malignancy and a poor prognosis.[sup][1] The clinical picture is characterized by painful mucosal erosions, ulcerations, and polymorphous skin lesions that progress to blistering eruptions on the trunk and extremities.
(27), 1998;Sklavounou and Laskaris (28), 1983 Paraneoplastic pemphigus Yih et al.
Castleman's Disease with Paraneoplastic Pemphigus. Indian J Dermatol.
Paraneoplastic pemphigus is an autoimmune mucocutaneous disease which can imitate dermatologic diseases, like pemphigus vulgaris, erythema multiforme, erosive lichen planus and associated with lypmhocytic originated diseases.

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