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Pemphigus is a rare skin disorder with no known cure. Treatment from a general or medical dermatologist can help manage symptoms to improve an individual’s overall quality of life.

Pemphigus treatment is offered by Medical Dermatology Specialists in Lawrenceville for individuals throughout Gwinnett County.

What is Pemphigus and Pemphigoid?

Pemphigus and pemphigoid are autoimmune skin diseases that create uncomfortable and painful skin blisters. If left untreated, these skin diseases can lead to infections and become fatal. While not contagious, symptoms can be managed with lifelong treatment.

Symptoms of Pemphigus and Pemphigoid

Symptoms of pemphigus and pemphigoid can include the formation of large, fluid-filled blisters. This can make diagnosis difficult because blisters can occur with several skin conditions. An accurate diagnosis may be determined by a Lawrenceville dermatologist in Gwinnett County with an examination and testing. Testing may include a skin biopsy, endoscopy and blood tests.

Symptoms may vary among individuals. Common symptoms of pemphigus and pemphigoid include itching skin, blisters, reddened skin, rash and mouth sores. Seek immediate medical treatment if you experience blistering on your eyes or signs of infection.

Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Risk Factors

Certain risk factors can contribute to the onset of pemphigus and pemphigoid for individuals in Lawrenceville. Certain medications and light or radiation therapies can trigger the formation of blisters. Health conditions such as psoriasis and diabetes can contribute to pemphigus and pemphigoid.

Gwinnett County Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Treatment Options

The most common treatment options for pemphigus and pemphigoid are medications formulated to suppress blister formation. Early treatment is key for effective results. Medications can include corticosteroids, biologics, antibiotics or immunosuppressant drugs.

For some individuals, it can take years to see significant improvement. If symptoms fail to respond to these treatments, more aggressive therapies such as chemotherapy and plasma removal may be recommended. In severe cases, hospitalization may be required to care for infected sores.

Customized Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Treatment Plans in Lawrenceville

Living with the symptoms of these autoimmune disorders can be challenging. Effective treatment can help you look and feel better. Medical Dermatology Specialists specializes in customized pemphigus and pemphigoid treatment plans for Gwinnett County residents. Schedule an appointment today.

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Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists

If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
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