Posted by: pixie | 2007/06/18

Pulmonis vulgaris

is this contagious in humans - tell me more about this

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dear Pixie
I think you mean pemphigus vulgaris?
Pemphigus, or commonly referred to as "PV", is an auto-immune blistering disorder of the skin and mucous membranes where those afflicted suffer from burn-like lesions all over their bodies. The sores may never heal in some cases or may not heal for extended periods of time. Some patients can coexist with the disease for years, while can get complications leading to death. It is not contagious and there could be a hereditary factor. Certain foods, medication, stress or radiation can trigger a flare-up. It is treated with cortisone.

Let me know if you meant something else?

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