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Pemphigus vulgaris is a type of skin rash causing blisters or bumps on the upper layer of the skin. It occurs in genitals or in your mouth causing irritation and discomfort. It can affect both men and women equally and largely seen in middle aged people or old aged. It is a chronic disease but an early diagnosis helps to manage the disease easily through medications.
The lumps or blisters are formed on the skin which leaves pus like liquid discharge on the affected area. It starts as small lesions on the mouth which slowly get erupted and enters into the skin. Soft and delicate mucous membranes of the genitals are also affected by blisters. Normally these blisters are itching and painful making it difficult to use the organ.
There will be severe irritation, pain, and discomfort due to blisters or sores. These blisters spread rapidly to the neighboring parts of the skin causing more and more discomfort. Fever and chills are certainly present in many people due to this infection. Some people may also get joint pain during this period.
Pemphigus vulgaris occur on the mouth and on the mucous membranes of genitals. Once you have got red colored blisters you cannot eat or drink easily due to pain.
Pemphigus foliaceus affect the mucous membranes of the face, which slowly affects the scalp and spread over the chest and back portion causing painful blisters.
The exact cause of this disease is not known, but it is believed to be autoimmune disorder. In this condition the body’s self immune system attacks and destroys the healthy cells of your skin causing blisters and sores. It mistakes the healthy cells for the presence of virus or bacteria and accordingly destroys it completely.
In rare cases, pemphigus vulgaris occur as adverse effect of certain medicines given for controlling blood pressure.
If left unattended, this infectious disease can cause serious infection that spreads into the blood causing sepsis. It also gives the risk of spreading the infection to other organs of the body causing more complications.
Pemphigus cannot be diagnosed easily since the same symptoms are seen in several other diseases. Your doctor will collect your medical history and closely examine your mouth and skin. He may do a skin biopsy for collecting piece of skin tissue from the blister to get it tested on the lab. He may order for complete blood test for measuring the amount of antibodies.