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What is the pemphigus vulgaris?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Pemphigus

Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes.
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, .

In brief: Pemphigus

Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes.
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, .
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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