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Can Pemphigus Be Hereditary
Blisters: This is a cruel disease in which the patient makes antibodies against a protein that holds the skin cells together. This is one of the most serious diseases in dermatology practice, and calls for a lasting relationship with one who you trust. Appearing suddenly, it may warn of a cancer deep in the body. Good luck. ...Read more
Not yet: There is not yet a cure for pemphigus vulgaris, but the condition is controllable with immunosuppressive treatment. The usual treatment is with corticosteroids, which are often started at high doses, together with immunosuppressive drugs (azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin, methotrexate, etc.). New medicines called biologics (such as rituximab) are being studied, for treating pemphigus. ...Read more
Unknown: P.V. Is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies have been formed to proteins that bind skin cells together. As a result, bonds between cells are easily disrupted; a clinical finding referred to a nikolsky's sign in which skin blisters can be created by rubbing the skin. P.V. Typically causes skin and mucous membrane sores. Treatment typically begins with oral steroids and other immunosuppresants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer risks: There are three types of pemphigus, 1) vulgaris that affects oral and other mucous membranes as well as the skin, 2) foliaceus that usually effects skin only and 3) paraneoplastic pemphagus that occurs in association with cancer; typically a lymphoma. Not all lymphomas have pemphigus reactions and not all pemphigus has an associated cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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