Pemphigus vulgaris and mucous membrane pemphigoid are systemic, autoimmune disorders that result in multiple, chronic, generally non-healing ulcers on the skin and oral mucosa (lining of the oral cavity).
Some forms can be life threatening, and all forms are quality-of-life threatening. If you have multiple, non-healing ulcers in the mouth or on the skin, you should be evaluated by a clinician qualified and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of mucosal and skin disorders.
Dr. Sirois is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral Medicine and an internationally-recongized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of oral pemphigus and pemphigoid. He is an active author and researcher in these areas, and serves as both the President of the Board of Director of the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation and on its expert Medical Advisory Board.
For the most reliable and current information on pemphigus or pemphigoid, please visit / contact the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) at http://www.pemphigus.org.
The IPPF is the pre-eminent global organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people diagnosed or affected by pemphigus or pemphigoid through patient support, advocacy, education and research.