Blistering Diseases – Pemphigus Vegetans

August 25th, 2012

Pemphigus Vegetans is a blistering disease of the skin that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Pemphigus Vegetans begans as a very fragile blister/bulla that quickly ruptures and develops a fungating like plaque that can be described as a “vegetation.”  The most commonly affected areas are the intertriginous regions such as the axillae and the groin but frequently occurs on the scalp.  Treatment involves immunosuppressive medicines such as prednisone and removing any causative agents.

Pemphigus Vegetans