A rare presentation of oral pemphigus vulgaris as multiple pustules

*, Rimal J and *, Sumanth KN and Ongole, R and George , T and Chatterjee , S (2007) A rare presentation of oral pemphigus vulgaris as multiple pustules. Kathmandu University Medical Journal , 5 (4). pp. 541-545.

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Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering disease affecting the mucous membrane and skin. Ulcers, vesicles, bulla, erosions are the common manifestations of the disease. It is uncommon to find multiple pustular lesions in the oral cavity. Here, we report the first case of multiple pustules involving the lateral borders of tongue, buccal mucosa, hard palate, soft palate, vestibule and the gingiva of a 53 year old male. Histopathologic and Immunofluoroscence study was suggestive of pemphigus vulgaris. The condition improved with systemic corticosteroid along with adjuvant therapy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pemphigus vulgaris, multiple pustules, immunofluorescence, corticosteroids
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 19 May 2012 10:55
Last Modified: 19 May 2012 10:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76455

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