paraneoplastic pemphigus


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Related to paraneoplastic pemphigus: Cicatricial pemphigoid, Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis

paraneoplastic pemphigus

painful mucosal erosions and polymorphous skin eruptions with biopsy findings resembling pemphigus vulgaris, associated with neoplasm and serum antibodies reactive with intercellular substance of all epithelia; usually rapidly fatal.

par·a·ne·o·plas·tic pemph·i·gus

(par'ă-nē-ō-plas'tik pem'fi-gŭs)
Painful mucosal erosions and polymorphous skin eruptions with biopsy findings resembling pemphigus vulgaris, associated with neoplasm and serum antibodies reactive with intercellular substance of all epithelia; usually rapidly fatal.

paraneoplastic pemphigus

Pemphigus that arises together with or sometimes before malignancy, particularly B-cell lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
See also: pemphigus
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