Pemphigus Vulgaris Symptoms Pictures - 34 Photos & Images
The symptoms of pemphigus vulgaris include: painful blisters that start in the mouth or skin areas skin blisters near the surface of the skin that come and go oozing, crusting, or peeling at the blister site
The immune system produces proteins called antibodies. Antibodies normally attack harmful foreign substances like bacteria and viruses. Pemphigus vulgaris occurs when the immune system mistakenly makes antibodies against proteins in healthy skin and mucous membranes.
The antibodies break down the bonds between the cells, and fluid collects between the layers of the skin. This leads to blisters and erosions on the skin.
The precise cause of the attack by the immune system isn’t known.
Very rarely, certain medications can cause pemphigus vulgaris. These drugs include:
penicillamine, which is a chelating agent that removes certain materials from the blood
ACE inhibitors, which are a type of blood pressure medication