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Title: Oral pemphigus vulgaris: A case report and literature update
Authors: Robinson, N.A. 
Yeo, J.F. 
Lee, Y.S.
Aw, D.C.W.
Keywords: Desmoglein
Desmosomes
Gingivitis
Oral ulceration
Pemphigus
Vesiculobullous
Issue Date: 2004
Source: Robinson, N.A.,Yeo, J.F.,Lee, Y.S.,Aw, D.C.W. (2004). Oral pemphigus vulgaris: A case report and literature update. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 33 (4 SUPPL.) : 63S-68S. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Introduction: Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare cause of oral mucosal ulceration. Clinical Picture: A 47-year-old Chinese man presented with a 3-month history of oral ulceration. There were no lesions on the skin or other mucosal sites. Histology and immunostaining were consistent with pemphigus vulgaris. Treatment: Systemic and topical corticosteroids were instituted, together with topical antifungals. Conventional periodontal therapy was carried out to improve gingival/oral health. Outcome: Control of oral ulceration was achieved with re-establishment of normal oral function. No other sites to date have been involved. Conclusions: Chronic oral ulceration can be the sole manifestation of pemphigus vulgaris, at least initially. Early recognition of this lesion may prevent delayed diagnosis and inappropriate treatment of a potentially chronic dermatological condition.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46640
ISSN: 03044602
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