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Abstract

PHEMPHIGUS FOLIACEUS- A RARE AUTO IMMUNE DISEASECASE STUDY

Uma Sankar Viriti*, Swarnalatha Surakala, Surada Dhanalakshmi, Vakada Gayatri

ABSTRACT

Phemphigus foliaceus is a rare benign variety of pemphigus. It is an autoimmune skin disorder characterized by the loss of intercellular adhesion of keratinocytes in the upper parts of epidermis resulting in superficial blisters. There will be erosions which may be accompanied by a burning sensation and local pain. In this case study a patient of 40-year-old male has developed fluid filled blisters on scalp, face, front and back of chest. He was diagnosed as with phemphigus foliaceus. Patient was treated with steroids, immunomodulators along with supportive therapy. After completion of treatment patient was relieved from disease with symptomatic relief and as a pharmacist counseled the patient regarding factors aggravating autoimmune diseases and importance of patient medication adherence.

Keywords: Immunomodulators, superficial blisters, keratinocytes.


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