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Superficial pemphigus lesions on the back and arms of a 42-year-old man. Pemphigus is a general term for a group of blistering autoimmune diseases, where the immune system attacks the skin and mucous membranes. This is a superficial form of pemphigus. Treatment for pemphigus conditions usually involves the use of high doses of steroids, with antibiotics to prevent infection of the blisters.
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