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Image Number 1066 (Pemphigus vulgaris)


Diagnosis: Pemphigus vulgaris

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Sex: M

Age: 50


Description: Flaccid bullae and erosions.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Painful erosions and fragile flaccid bullae involving the trunk associated with painful oral erosions of 3 years duration. The condition was stable on prednisolone and azothioprine treatment but at last 2 months the patient has decreased the dosage of prednisolone rapidly resulting in a new exacerbation with multiple flaccid bullae and painful erosions on the scalp, trunk and oral mucous membranes. 

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