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Image Number 85 (Pemphigus)


Diagnosis: Pemphigus

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 73

Type: Clinical

Description: Friable blisters have burst leaving erosions

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This elderly man developed blisters on his abdomen and back at sites of minimal trauma.The friable blisters burst easily leaving erosions.His immunofluorescence showed IgG deposited between the keratinocytes typical of Pemphigus.He was treated with high dose steroids and Imuran but showed a better response later when treated with cyclophosphamide.

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