Esophageal Involvement of Pemphigus Vulgaris

Esophageal Involvement of Pemphigus Vulgaris

Author Info

Corresponding Author
Vedat Goral
Department of Gastroenterology, Istanbul Medipol University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey


Pemphigus is an autoimmune and life-threatening disease. Esophageal involvement of pemphigus vulgaris is rare. The most common presenting symptoms are odynophagia and dysphagia. Here, I present one cases of pemphigus vulgaris presenting with dysphagia because of esophageal involvement of the disease. In case, a 27-year-old female patient with a prior diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris presented with dysphagia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed diffuse mucosal exfoliation and oozing bleeding of the esophagus. The patient recovered after the administration of corticosteroids, pantoprazole and azathioprurine.

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Wed 19, Aug 2020
Accepted: Mon 31, Aug 2020
Published: Mon 07, Sep 2020
© 2019 Vedat Goral. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.AJSCR.2020.03.12