Disease Information for Pemphigus vulgaris

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Blisters
Bulla/bullous rash
Bulla/normal base/no erythema
Epidermal sloughing/layers/sheets
Erosions
Genital rash/lesion
Mucocutaneous Lesions
Mucocutaneous rash/signs
Nikolskys sign
Rash, chronic/Dermatitis
Rash/Lesions occur on pressure points/Acral lesions
Skin fragile/thin/easily torn
Skin sloughing/denuded/raw/oozing areas
Truncal distribution/rash
Vesicobullous rash in Elderly
Vesicobullous rash/lesions in Children
Vesicobullous rashes
Vesicular rash
Genital Erosions
Oral erythematous lesion
Oral lesion/ulcer
Oral mucosa erythematous lesions
Oral Vesicles
Stomatitis Blisters/blebs
Genital lesions, female/Signs
Vaginal/Vulva ulcers
Vulva Erosions
Demographics & Risk Factors
Ethnic or Racial Factors
Jewish population
Mediterranean racial stock/population
Middle Eastern Population
Established Disease Population
Patient/Penicillamine treated
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Tzanck test/Rounded acantholytic cells
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Eosinophiles (LAB)
Cryoglobulins (Lab)
IGA Antigliadin antibodies
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Skin biopsy/Abnormal
BX/Skin biopsy/Blister cleavage plane/Intraepidermal
BX/Skin biopsy/Epidermal fluorescent antibody
BX/Skin biopsy/fluorescent antibody abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Erythema multiforme
Impetigo/Pyoderm
Pemphigoid, bullous
Associated Disease & Complications
Bullous Stomatitis
Eosinophilia Hypereosinophilia
Malnutrition/Starvation
Nocardiosis
Pemphigus
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Antigen inter-keratocyte cement
Pathophysiology/Burn/extensive
Pathophysiology/Skin surface/denuded areas
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Autoimmune disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Ethnic predilection (ex)
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
RX/Dexamethasone (Decadron)
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Biopsy
Definition
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NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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