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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 222-225

Mucocutaneous pemphigus vegetans-A rare case report

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. T N Uma Maheswari
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_282_20

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Pemphigus vegetans, a rare clinical variant of pemphigus vulgaris which is a group of vesiculobullous autoimmune diseases. The characteristic clinical feature of pemphigus vegetans is formation of vegetative plaques in oral mucosa. A 40 year old female patient reported with mucocutaneous ulcerative lesions with lip crustations. This patient was under 8 months follow up with periodic remissions and exacerbation. Hence, this case report highlights the significance of early diagnosis, appropriate therapeutic intervention and periodic follow up of pemphigus vegetans to achieve complete remission and prevent adverse complications of long term immunomodulatory therapy.

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