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Pemphigus


Synonyms of Pemphigus
  • Benign Chronic Familial Pemphigus
  • Benign Familial Pemphigus
  • Brazilian Pemphigus Foliaceus
  • Fogo Selvagem
  • Hailey-Hailey Disease

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Drug-Induced Pemphigus
  • Exfoliative Dermatitis
  • Pemphigus Erythematosus
  • Pemphigus Foliaceus
  • Pemphigus Herpetiformis
  • Pemphigus Vegetans
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris


General Discussion
Pemphigus is a group of rare autoimmune skin disorders characterized by the development of blisters in the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and mucous membranes (thin moist layers that line the body's internal surfaces). The location and type of blisters vary according to the type of pemphigus. If left untreated, pemphigus can be a serious illness.

Organizations related to Pemphigus
  • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
    22100 Gratiot Avenue
    Eastpointe MI 48021
    Phone #: 586-776-3900
    800 #: 800-598-4668
    e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
    Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
  • AutoImmunity Community
    None
    None None None
    Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
    Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
  • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
    PO Box 4121
    Brick NJ 08723
    Phone #: 732-664-9259
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
    Home page: http://www.aininc.org
  • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
    c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
    Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
    Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: info@esid.org
    Home page: http://www.esid.org
  • International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation
    2701 Cottage Way
    Sacramento CA 95825
    Phone #: 916-922-1298
    800 #: --
    e-mail: pemphigus@pemphigus.org
    Home page: http://www.pemphigus.org
  • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    1 AMS Circle
    Bethesda MD 20892-3675
    Phone #: 301-495-4484
    800 #: 877-226-4267
    e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
  • National Cancer Institute
    6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
    Bethesda MD 20892-8322
    Phone #: 301-435-3848
    800 #: 800-422-6237
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.cancer.gov



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