John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Pemphigus vulgaris occurring simultaneously on a recent and an old surgical scar due to a Koebner’s phenomenon Volume 10, numéro 7, October - November 2000

Department of Dermatology (CHUV/DHURDV), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Page(s) : 546-7
  • Année de parution : 2000

Acantholysis between keratinocytes in the epidermis is the cardinal histological sign found in pemphigus. This autoimmune induced phenomenon is responsible for the transient bulla and the erosions commonly found in the disease. If the group of the desmogleins is now well known to be the target antigen, the mechanism of induction and of development of pemphigus is still speculative. It has, however, been noted that various triggering factors may [...]