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Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris with Cutaneous Manifestations: A Case Report


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1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Desh Bhagat Dental College, Gobindgarh -147301, Punjab, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad – 121001, Haryana, India
     

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Pemphigus is a life threatening mucocutaneous disease characterized by production of auto-antibodies against desmosomal glycoproteins. This results in the formation of intra epithelial blisters. The etiology of this disease remains obscure, although the presence of autoantibodies confirms autoimmune origin. The initial manifestation is frequently the development of intraoral lesions, and later, may involve other mucous membranes and skin. As oral lesions are first to appear, dental professionals must be well acquainted with the clinical presentation of pemphigus vulgaris to ensure timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment. In this article, we report a case of 54- year-old male, who was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris.


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Dental Professionals, Oral Manifestations, Pemphigus Vulgaris, Tzanck Cells.
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Authors

Jaspreet Singh Gill
Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Desh Bhagat Dental College, Gobindgarh -147301, Punjab, India
Sharanjeet Gill
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad – 121001, Haryana, India

Abstract


Pemphigus is a life threatening mucocutaneous disease characterized by production of auto-antibodies against desmosomal glycoproteins. This results in the formation of intra epithelial blisters. The etiology of this disease remains obscure, although the presence of autoantibodies confirms autoimmune origin. The initial manifestation is frequently the development of intraoral lesions, and later, may involve other mucous membranes and skin. As oral lesions are first to appear, dental professionals must be well acquainted with the clinical presentation of pemphigus vulgaris to ensure timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment. In this article, we report a case of 54- year-old male, who was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris.


Keywords


Dental Professionals, Oral Manifestations, Pemphigus Vulgaris, Tzanck Cells.

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