Meaning of pemphigus in English:

pemphigus

Pronunciation /ˈpɛmfɪɡəs/

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • A skin disease in which watery blisters form on the skin.

    ‘He has made important contributions in autoantibody-mediated disease in pemphigus and pemphigoid.’
    • ‘For example, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and pemphigus occur more often in middle-aged people or sometimes in young adults.’
    • ‘The involvement of mucous membranes is much less common with bullous pemphigoid than in pemphigus vulgaris, with blisters that are less easily ruptured.’
    • ‘Bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris also cause blistering skin lesions that appear in later adulthood, similar to porphyria cutanea tarda.’
    • ‘Intact blisters tend to outnumber erosions in pemphigoid, while the reverse is true of the more superficial blisters occurring in pemphigus.’

Origin

Late 18th century modern Latin, from Greek pemphix, pemphig- ‘bubble’.