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Pain management of pemphigus vulgaris
  1. Rajesh Kumar Muniandy1,
  2. Nagarajan Nagalingam2,
  3. Sat Lin Liew1 and
  4. Sook Yee Michelle Voo3
  1. 1Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, University of Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  2. 2Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  3. 3Department of Dermatology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajesh Kumar Muniandy; rajeshkumar{at}


Pemphigus is a rare autoimmune bullous disease which affects the mucous membranes and skin. Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is the most prevalent type of pemphigus. PV presents with extremely painful, non-healing oral erosions. However, there are only a handful of reports addressing the pain management of PV. We would like to present a case of a painful PV, which was successfully managed.

  • Pain
  • Healthcare improvement and patient safety
  • Dermatological

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  • Contributors RKM, NN, LSL and SYMV contributed equally to the production of this case report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.