Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 28, Issue 8, pp 558–560 | Cite as

Development of pemphigus vulgaris in a patient with vitiligo and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

  • B. Yalçin
  • E. Tamer
  • G. G. Toy
  • P. Öztas
  • N. Alli
Case Report


Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune blistering disease. An association of pemphigus vulgaris with vitiligo or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has not been reported before. We reported a 38 yr-old female patient with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and vitiligo who eventually developed pemphigus vulgaris on vitiliginous lesions. A genetic predisposition or a local event on vitiliginous skin may be responsible for the development of pemphigus in this patient.


Pemphigus vulgaris vitiligo Hashimoto’s thyroiditis autoimmune polyglandular syndrome 


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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Yalçin
    • 1
  • E. Tamer
    • 1
  • G. G. Toy
    • 1
  • P. Öztas
    • 1
  • N. Alli
    • 1
  1. 1.Ankara Numune Educational and Research HospitalDermatology ClinicGazi Osman Pasa AnkaraTurkey

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