Childhood pemphigus vulgaris: case series with emphasis on D
Childhood pemphigus vulgaris (CPV) is a rare entity with clinical features and management primarily similar to those of adults; diagnosis may be difficult due to clinical similarity to other disorders such as herpetic gingivostomatitis which is more prevalent in this age group. The following cases have been reported in the journal Contemporary Clinical Dentistry.

Case # 1
A 10-year-old male patient presented with the chief complaint of painful oral erosions for the past 10 months.

Intraoral examination revealed extensive superficial erosive lesions on the bilateral buccal mucosae, tongue, labial mucosa, gingiva, and posterior part of the palate. A differential diagnosis of herpetic gingivostomatitis and vesiculobullous disease such as pemphigus was made.

Case #2
A 12-year-old male patient reported to our institute with a history of painful oral erosions and ulcers that resulted in odynophagia for 6 months.

Intraoral examination revealed small ulcers and erosions with slough on the buccal mucosa, labial mucosa, ventral surface of tongue, and floor of mouth.

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