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Pemphigus is characterized by blisters on your skin and mucous membranes. The blisters rupture easily, leaving open sores, which may ooze and become infected.
The signs and symptoms of the two main types of pemphigus are as follows:
Pemphigus vulgaris. This type usually begins with blisters in your mouth and then on your skin or genital mucous membranes. The blisters typically are painful, but don't itch. Blisters in your mouth or throat may make it hard to swallow and eat.
Pemphigus foliaceus. This type doesn't usually affect mucous membranes. And the blisters tend not to be painful. This condition may affect any skin, but most blisters are on the chest, back and shoulders. The blisters cause the skin to be crusty and itchy.
Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder. It's not contagious. In most cases, it's unknown what triggers the disease. Normally, your immune system attacks foreign invaders, such as harmful viruses and bacteria. But in pemphigus, your immune system mistakenly produces antibodies that attack healthy cells in your skin and mucous membranes. Rarely, pemphigus develops as a side effect of medications, such as certain blood pressure drugs. This type of pemphigus usually disappears when the medicine is stopped.