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Image Number 520 (Pemphigus vulgaris)


Diagnosis: Pemphigus vulgaris

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 55

Type: Clinical

Description: Crusted plaques formed after the rupture of flaccid blisters

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune, intraepithelial, blistering disease affecting the skin and mucous membranes.  It is mediated by circulating autoantibodies directed against keratinocyte cell surfaces. 

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