Pemphigus Oral Medicine Mountain View


Oral Medicine Clinical Practice

Pemphigus Symptoms

Providing Patient Care In The San Francisco
Bay Area Since 1996

Mountain View, California

Pemphigus is an autoimmune, mucocutaneous condition which causes ulceration of the oral mucosa and can cause significant oral discomfort.

Many cases start in the mouth and eventually involve the skin. If left untreated, this condition can be fatal. Early diagnosis is important. Definitive diagnosis is by biopsy with routine histopathological examination and direct immunofloresence testing of the tissue specimens. Dr. Nita Chainani-Wu has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of pemphigus vulgaris. Management involves a team approach with the patient’s dermatologist and other health care providers. In addition to the systemic immunosuppressants necessary in the treatment of pemphigus, topical medications can help in management of the oral symptoms caused by pemphigus.

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Read Article: Mimansa Cholera, Nita Chainani-Wu
Management of Pemphigus Vulgaris
Adv Ther
. 2016 Jun;33(6):910-58. PMID: 27287854

Read Article: Localized CO 2 laser treatment of

a recalcitrant oral ulceration in pemphigus vulgaris,

March 13 2023, PMID: 35649436

Early diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions is critical to maintain your oral and general health.