Childhood occurrence of pemphigus

Raju U Patil, Rajesh T Anegundi, Kumar R Gujjar, K R Indushekar

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Pemphigus is a chronic mucocutaneous disease that initially manifests in the form of intraoral blisters which spread to other mucous membrane and skin. This study describes an unusual case of chronic generalized childhood pemphigus disease in an 11-year-old girl, who presented with multiple vesicles all over her body. Such a condition is seen more often in older people rather than children. It is crucial for dental professionals to be familiar with the diagnosis of bullous skin diseases in children and adolescents, especially in its initial stages in order to prevent the serious consequences and morbidity. The article highlights clinical presentation, histopathology, and successful management strategies useful for pediatric dental practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-200
Number of pages5
JournalInternational journal of clinical pediatric dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2017


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