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August 2016

Esophagitis Dissecans Superficialis Endoscopically Induced in a Patient With Pemphigus Vulgaris and Gastrointestinal Complaints

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • 3Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

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JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(8):948-950. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1007

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.

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