Pemphigus Vulgaris is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the mucous membrane of the body causing painful and potentially fatal blisters in these areas. Pemphigus Vulgaris tends to affect those of middle age or older. The blisters can rupture into ulcers, leaving wounds on the skin. If left untreated, the blisters can spread and this rupturing can cause scaling and/or serious infection.
Symptoms of Pemphigus Vulgaris
The main symptom of Pemphigus Vulgaris are varying sizes of soft, liquid-filled blisters. These can lead to scaling and infection. As the immune system attacks the mucous membrane, Pemphigus Vulgaris blisters are most likely to form on the lining of the mouth and the genitals.
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