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Pemphigus, vulgaris on the back

Pemphigus, vulgaris on the back

Overview

Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmine disorder, where the body's immune system attacks some of the proteins in the skin. Pemphigus usually occurs in middle-aged or older people. This picture shows a close-up of the blistering on the back. Most of the blisters have broken (denuded), which is common since these blisters are fragile.

Update Date 7/11/2012