Pemphigus and infectious agents

Lior Sagi, Yaniv Sherer, Henri Trau, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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Pemphigus is a group of autoimmune bullous diseases characterized by a loss of cell adhesion and blister formation within the epidermis in the skin and/or the mucosal surfaces. Pemphigus develops due to the interaction between predisposing genetic factors and environmental factors. Among the latter, infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria were reported as preceding or exacerbating pemphigus disease. In this article we review the literature concerning the relationship between pemphigus, viral and bacterial pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalAutoimmunity Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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