Pemphigus vegetans

  • K. E. Harman
  • S. Albert
  • M. M. Black


Pemphigus vegetans is an uncommon variant of pemphigus vulgaris characterized clinically by verrucous plaques which occur predominantly in the body folds. There are two forms which differ slightly in their clinical appearance and behaviour, the Neumann and the Hallopeau subtypes.


Triamcinolone Acetonide Clinical Appearance Tinea Capitis Neumann Type Pemphigus Foliaceus 
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Further reading

  1. Huilgol SC, Black MM. Management of the immunobullous disorders. II. Pemphigus. Clin Exp Dermatol 1995; 20: 283–93.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  4. Sawai T et al. Pemphigus vegetans with oesophageal involvement: successful treatment with minocycline and nicotinamide. Br J Dermatol 1995; 132: 668–70.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • K. E. Harman
  • S. Albert
  • M. M. Black

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