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.

Nearby words

  1. pemphigus,
  2. pemphigus erythematosus,
  3. pemphigus foliaceus,
  4. pemphigus gangrenosus,
  5. pemphigus vegetans,
  6. pen,
  7. pen computer,
  8. pen drive,
  9. pen friend,
  10. pen name


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