Pemphigus

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What is pemphigus?

Pemphigus is an autoimmune condition of the skin characterized by blister formation on the skin and mucous membranes.

Which age group affects due to this?

-Pemphigus most commonly occurs in older people.

-Both the sexes are affected equally.

-Mainly the age between 50-60 years.

What are the types of pemphigus?

Pemphigus Vulgaris

-It is the most common type of pemphigus. In this condition, the blisters appear on the mouth and due to which the patient feels difficulty in eating food.

-This type of pemphigus occurs at any age.

-Most common at the age of 40-60 years.

Pemphigus foliaceus

-This type is of the least severe type.

-This type of pemphigus is mainly present in the top dry layer of the skin.

Intraepidermal neutrophilic IgA dermatosis

-This type of pemphigus present rarely.

-The main feature of this type is seen microscopically and characteristics are intraepidermal bullae with neutrophils and eosinophils.

Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP)

-This type of pemphigus is a complication of cancer.

-Mainly seen in the lymphoma and Castleman’s disease condition.

What is the sign and symptoms?

-Itching.

-Burning sensation of the skin.

-In some cases when the mucous membranes of the skin are affected, then it leads to:

-pain,

-burning,

-peeling away of affected inner lining tissues.

-sensitivity to acidic foods.

-Eating is difficult if this condition involves the deeper areas of the throat then it leads to coughing.

-Nosebleed if the condition occurs in the nose.

-In this condition, the blister firstly begins on the face and scalp and then appear on the chest and back.

-Fever.

-Muscles and joints pain.

How to investigate pemphigus?

-History of the patient.

-Family history.

-Examine the blisters.

-Skin biopsy at the site of blisters and then examined with the microscope.

-In blood presence of anti-desmoglein autoantibodies.

 -Direct immunofluorescence on the skin biopsy also helps to detect antibodies.

What is the Differential diagnosis of pemphigus?

-Erythema multiformis.

-Familial benign pemphigus.

-Eczema.

-Dermatitis.

-Scleroderma.

How to treat the pemphigus?

-The main target of the treatment is to prevent complications.

-Corticosteroids.

-Immunosuppressants.

-Biological therapies.

-Antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal medications.

-If pemphigus spread and sometimes severe then the patient needs to be hospitalized.

What are the complications?

-Infection of the skin at the site of blisters.

-The infection spreads through the blood and causes sepsis.

-Medication side effects such as increased risk of infection.

Can homeopathic medicines help in this case?

Yes, in most of the cases homeopathic medicines having a good result for this condition and it depends upon the severity of the case. Some of the homeopathic medicines are:

-Caltha palustris

-Cantharis vesicatoria

-Mancinella

-Ranunculus sceleratus

-Juglans cineria

-Rhus Toxicodendron

For more information, you can visit pemphigus.org and Wikipedia.

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