Ocular Pemphigus Vulgaris


  •   Mehdi Khamaily

  •   Joumany Brahim Salem

  •   Houda Brarou

  •   Sidi Dahi

  •   Abdelhadi Omari

  •   Yassine Mouzari

  •   Fouad El Asri

  •   Karim Reda

  •   Abdelbarre Oubaaz


Introduction: Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare intra-epidermal autoimmune dermatosis, characterized by bullous cutaneous and mucosal involvement. Ocular involvement is relatively rare, of which blepharitis or conjunctivitis with hyperemia and secretions are the most described lesions

Methods: we report the case of a patient, who was hospitalized in dermatology for dermatological pemphigus with ocular involvement.

Results: the patient presented an erosive bilateral cutaneous-palpebral lesions with purulent secretions associated with conjunctival hyperemia

Conclusion: Ocular involvement in the common pemphigus remains an exception, the prognosis of which is often mild.

Keywords: Pemphigus, blepharitis, ocular surface, autoimmune diseases


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Khamaily, M., Salem, J., Brarou, H., Dahi, S., Omari, A., Mouzari, Y., El Asri, F., Reda, K., & Oubaaz, A. (2020). Ocular Pemphigus Vulgaris. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.3.333

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