Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare immunobullous disorder characterized by acantholysis and intraepithelial blister formation involving the skin and mucous membranes. Esophageal involvement in pemphigus is relatively common yet often underrecognized.1 We present images in a case report of endoscope-induced esophagitis dissecans superficialis (EDS) in a patient with PV with gastrointestinal symptoms and absence of cutaneous disease.
Braunberger T, Hawkes JE, Clarke JT, Boynton KK, Leiferman KM. Esophagitis Dissecans Superficialis Endoscopically Induced in a Patient With Pemphigus Vulgaris and Gastrointestinal Complaints. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(8):948-950. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1007