What disorders are associated with pemphigus vulgaris?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Bassam Zeina, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Pemphigus occurs in patients with other autoimmune diseases, particularly myasthenia gravis and thymoma. [32] A study of 110 patients with pemphigus found 4 patients with autoimmune thyroid disease and 3 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In this study, however, autoimmune diseases were no more common in 969 first-degree relatives of patients with pemphigus than in the general population. [33]


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