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patients and carers
AboutPV is an educational resource for patients about the autoimmune disease pemphigus vulgaris
What is PV?
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare condition that causes blisters to develop on the skin and on the lining of the mouth.
What are the signs & symptoms of PV?
PV blisters typically start in the mouth and may also spread to the skin after several months
How is PV diagnosed
PV is diagnosed by a specialist dermatologist who will assess your symptoms and arrange tests to confirm if it is PV.
How is PV treated?
PV can be effectively managed by reducing the body’s immune response. The goal of treatment is to prevent new blisters forming and to help existing lesions to heal.