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Pemphigus vegetans of the nose

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January 25, 2012
by Geoffrey A. Sigmund, MD and Randy Oppenheimer, MD


Pemphigus vegetans is an unusual form of pemphigus vulgaris. Pemphigus of the head and neck region is usually found in areas with mucosa, such as the mouth and pharynx. We present a fascinating case of pemphigus vegetans arising from the nasal dorsum that completely deformed the external nose of a 43-year-old woman. The patient was treated successfully with high-dose prednisone.

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