Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an uncommon autoimmune intraepithelial blistering disease. In most cases, the oral lesions were the first manifestation of the pathology. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with a 4-month history of oral ulcerations. The patient reported that the lesions caused considerable discomfort and affected her normal oral function. On intraoral examination, ulcers were observed on the cheek and palatal mucosa and ventral surface of the tongue. No skin lesions were seen on extra oral examination. A diagnosis of PV was made after evaluating the biopsy samples. The main complication of PV is the reduced quality of life related to soreness or pain, particularly in ulcerative/erosive lesions. The presence of lesions among gingival tissues makes oral hygiene procedures very difficult, but plaque control and rigorous oral hygiene are a fundamental requisite for the treatment of any oromucosal disease

Management of oral pemphigus vulgaris: A case report and a clinical update

PETTINI, Francesco;BALLINI, ANDREA;Cantore, S;COSCIA, Maria Franca;DE VITO, Danila;FOTI, Caterina
2015

Abstract

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an uncommon autoimmune intraepithelial blistering disease. In most cases, the oral lesions were the first manifestation of the pathology. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with a 4-month history of oral ulcerations. The patient reported that the lesions caused considerable discomfort and affected her normal oral function. On intraoral examination, ulcers were observed on the cheek and palatal mucosa and ventral surface of the tongue. No skin lesions were seen on extra oral examination. A diagnosis of PV was made after evaluating the biopsy samples. The main complication of PV is the reduced quality of life related to soreness or pain, particularly in ulcerative/erosive lesions. The presence of lesions among gingival tissues makes oral hygiene procedures very difficult, but plaque control and rigorous oral hygiene are a fundamental requisite for the treatment of any oromucosal disease
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