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Pemphigus: Introduction

Pemphigus: A rare group of autoimmune skin disorders where blisters or raw sores develop on the skin and mucous membranes. The bodies immune system destroys proteins the hold skin cells together resulting in blistering. The condition can be life-threatening if untreated. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pemphigus is available below.

Symptoms of Pemphigus

Treatments for Pemphigus

Wrongly Diagnosed with Pemphigus?

Pemphigus: Related Patient Stories

Pemphigus: Deaths

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Types of Pemphigus

Diagnostic Tests for Pemphigus

Causes of Pemphigus

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Disease Topics Related To Pemphigus

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Misdiagnosis and Pemphigus

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Pemphigus: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Pemphigus: Animations

Research about Pemphigus

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Clinical Trials for Pemphigus

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Statistics for Pemphigus

Pemphigus: Broader Related Topics

Pemphigus Message Boards

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Definitions of Pemphigus:

A skin disease characterized by large thin-walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Pemphigus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Pemphigus, or a subtype of Pemphigus, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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