Oral pemphigus vulgaris: a case report with review of the literature

Saadettin Dagistan, Mustafa Goregen, Ozkan Miloglu, Binali Çakur
2008 Journal of Oral Science  
Pemphigus vulgaris is a chronic autoimmune mucocutaneous disease that initially manifests in the form of intraoral lesions, which spread to other mucous membranes and the skin. The etiology of pemphigus vulgaris is still unknown, although the disease has attracted considerable interest. The pemphigus group of diseases is characterized by the production of autoantibodies against intercellular substances and is thus classified as autoimmune diseases. Most patients are initially misdiagnosed and
more » ... misdiagnosed and improperly treated for many months or even years. Dental professionals must be sufficiently familiar with the clinical manifestations of pemphigus vulgaris to ensure early diagnosis and treatment, since this in turn determines the prognosis and course of the disease. Here, we report a case of pemphigus vulgaris that was misdiagnosed in its earliest stage. (J. Oral Sci. 50, [359][360][361][362] 2008)
doi:10.2334/josnusd.50.359 pmid:18818476 fatcat:pb4oas4bszbk5ikmg7rihgmc6m