Pemphigus Vulgaris Pictures - 54 Photos & Images

Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder. The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown.

Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications, although this is rare. Medications that may cause this condition include: A drug called penicillamine, which removes certain materials from the blood (chelating agent) Blood pressure medications called ACE inhibitors Pemphigus is uncommon. It most often occurs in middle-aged or older people.

About 50% of people with this condition first develop painful blisters and sores in the mouth, followed by skin blisters. Skin sores may come and go.

The skin sores may be described as:
Peeling or easily detached

They may be located:
In the mouth
On the scalp, trunk, or other skin areas

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