pemphigus vulgaris

[ vŭl-gârĭs ]

n.

Pemphigus occurring in middle age, in which cutaneous flaccid acantholytic suprabasal bullae and oral mucosal erosions are first localized but become generalized after a few months, forming blisters that break easily and are slow to heal.

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