Pemphigus is a group of autoimmune disorders that affects the skin. The attacks cause blisters and burn-like wounds on skin and mucous membranes (like mouth). There are three forms of the disease:
- Pemphigus vulgaris—most common type of pemphigus
- Pemphigus foliaceus
- Paraneoplastic pemphigus—most serious type, usually occurs with cancer
Last reviewedNovember 2012by Michael Woods, MD
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