Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: pemphigus vegetans

Synonym(s): Panepidermal pustular pemphigus

Contributor(s): Prof Douglass Macintire, Richard Squires

Introduction

  • Rarest form of pemphigus.
  • Ulcerative, erosive and crusting skin disease thought to be benign form of pemphigus vulgaris Skin: pemphigus vulgaris.
  • Cause: varied.
  • Signs: pustules and skin lesions. No systemic disease.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs, histopathology.
  • Treatment: chemotherapy.
  • Prognosis: uncertain.

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

  • Postulated that it is a benign form of pemphigus vulgaris Skin: pemphigus vulgaris in dogs with some resistance to the disease.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Carlotti D (1989) Autoimmune mediated skin disease. JSAP 30 (4), 223-227 VetMedResource.
  • Carlotti D (1989) Proceedings of 1987 symposium on skin disease at Lanwade Hall, Newmarket. JSAP 30, 223-227.
  • Johnson B W, Campbell K L (1989) Dermatoses of the canine eyelid. Comp Cont Ed Pract Vet 11 (4), 385-394 VetMedResource.
  • Griffin C E (1987) Diagnosis and management of primary autoimmune skin diseases - a review. Sem in Vet Med Surg 2 (3), 173-185 PubMed.


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