Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease that is evidenced by raw and blistering sores on your mucous membranes and skin. Pemphigus is associated sometimes with the use of Penicillamine. This is a drug that is used in the treatment of Wilson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.
There are three forms of pemphigus that vary in severity. They are pemphigus vulgaris, paraneoplastic pemphigus and pemphigus foliaceus.
Pemphigus foliaceus is a blistering disease of your skin. It is marked by characteristic lesions that are scaly, crusted erosions. They are often located on an erythematous (redness of the skin) base. No clinically apparent mucosal involvement is present even with widespread disease.
Pemphigus foliaceus occurs when antibodies from your autoimmune system attack proteins that are called desmogleins. These proteins bind your skin cells to each other. When this happens, cells in your epidermis (the top layer of your skin) are separated and blisters form.
Pemphigus foliaceus is the least severe form of pemphigus. It is more common than paraneoplastic pemphigus, but it is not as common as pemphigus vulgaris.
Pemphigus foliaceus can develop in anyone at any age. However, this disease occurs most frequently in people who are elderly and middle aged. It is rare in children. Pemphigus foliaceus occurs most often in people who are of Middle Eastern, Jewish or Mediterranean descent.
The specific cause of pemphigus foliaceus is not known. As mentioned at the beginning, pemphigus foliaceus is considered to be an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is one where for some unknown reason your body’s autoimmune system mistakenly attacks the cells and tissues of your own body. In the case of pemphigus foliaceus, your autoimmune system sends antibodies to attack your desmogleins, the proteins that bind your skin cells to each other.
The signs and symptoms that you experience with pemphigus foliaceus usually begin with blisters that form on your face and scalp. This is usually followed later on by blisters that erupt on your back and chest. These blisters are usually itchy and crusty, but they are not normally painful.
The blisters caused by pemphigus foliaceus do not usually affect your mucous membranes. These blisters may rupture and leave open sores. If this happens, they may ooze and become infected.
You or a loved one may be afflicted with pemphigus foliaceus. Pemphigus foliaceus and/or complications that have arisen from it or other ailments that you have besides this disease may have led to the disability of you or your loved one and be the reason why you are not able to work.
If this is the case, you may need assistance. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may have decided to apply for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability that has resulted from pemphigus foliaceus and/or complications that have arisen from it or other ailments that you have besides this disease. You may have already applied and been denied by the Social Security Administration.
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